Sri Lanka’s President’s bro Axed, literally!

COLOMBO  – The Sri Lankan President, away in China, received news of a shocking family tragedy, Somebody attacked his younger brother with an axe. It wasn’t a political conspiracy, but a business argument gone sour, reports indicate.

The younger brother of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena died in hospital on Saturday after being attacked by a man wielding an axe two days earlier, the police said.

Mr Priyantha Sirisena, 40, suffered severe head injuries in his hometown of Polonnaruwa, 215km north-east of the capital Colombo, the police said.

The local businessman’s death came as the President was in China on a state visit.

The man who attacked Priyantha Sirisena had been arrested after he surrendered to the police on Thursday. Identified as Lakmal, the suspect had attacked Priyantha Sirisena using an axe over a private dispute.

Sirisena was admitted to the Pollonaruwa hospital and was later airlifted to Colombo the capital for emergency treatment, but his head injuries were so severe that, despite surgery, he did not recover, doctors said.

Police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said that Sirisena was in critical condition and was receiving treatment at a private hospital where he succumbed to his injuries this morning. He was 43 years old.

The Maradana police and the Pollonaruwa police are conducting investigations.

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