Controversial self-proclaimed spiritual healer Eliyantha White, who was infected with the COVID-19 virus, passed away a short while ago, sources said.
White was receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo after being infected with the virus a few weeks ago. He was the personal physician of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The late White, recently drew criticism from the public for dropping pots filled with a concoction into the rivers, as part of a ritual to eradicate COVID-19 from Sri Lanka. This was followed by former Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Minister Udaya Gammanpila and Minister Prasanna Ranatunga also doing the same as part of a ritual. (JAMILA HUSAIN)