President's Brother Priyantha Sirisena Attacked In Polonnaruwa

President Maithripala Sirisena's brother Priyantha Sirisena was hospitalized after he was reportedly attacked with a sharp weapon.

He was admitted to the Polonnaruwa General Hospital.

Police Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara told Asian Mirror a short while ago that news of such an attack has reached him but he has to inquire more of it before he could provide exact details.

The President’s brother, who is known as ‘Weli Raju’, is known to be a businessman who is engaged in sand mining - a business that is done under strict legal observation in Sri Lanka.  Two and a half years ago, he was arrested by Police for assaulting a wild life officer and damaging the properties of Wild Life Department’s office in Manampitiya.

In early February this year, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna accused Priyantha Sirisena of conducting illegal sand mining in the Polonnaruwa distict.

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