Minister of Tourism Harin Fernando has been flown abroad for urgent medical treatment following doctor’s advice.
Minister Fernando said a condition he had in his knee had worsened over the past few days and he had seen his doctors who had advised him to get treatment overseas.
"I participated in the opening of the Hilton Hotel in Yala and attended a TV talk show thereafter. The knee ailment which I had worsened after these two events and I sought doctor’s advice. They requested me to seek treatment abroad and I left the island," he said in a statement.
The Minister said he decided to come out with a statement as some have accused him of avoiding the debate on Easter Sunday bombings.
"My stand on Easter Sunday attacks has not changed and will not change," he said. (Yohan Perera)