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Friday, 29 September 2017 - 11:57
9-member special medical team recommends imprisoned former MP Duminda Silva's brain was severely damaged


* Bone fractures and bullet particles found in frontal lobes.

* Bullet particles have penetrated the brain.

* Dangerous health situation could develop due to stress and other complications.

* Walking difficulty after getting up from the seat was observed during the medical inspection.

The specialist medical team, which was appointed following a Court Order to inspect the health condition of former MP Duminda Silva has reconfirmed that the allegations made against the former MP's poor health are baseless and unfounded.

The medical report issued by specialist doctors point out that Duminda Silva is in a condition which requires regular medical treatment.

Following an order issued by the Colombo High Court, a team of 9 specialist doctors attached to the Colombo National Hospital have prepared this medical report on the health condition of former parliamentarian Duminda Silva.

The report, which carries the signature of the Deputy Health Service Director General Dr Anil Jasinghe, has been submitted to the Additional Judge of the Colombo High Court G. A. R. Attygalle.

A CT scan has been done on former MP Duminda Silva and, according to this medical report, his skull and brain have been severely damaged.

The report also states that there are bullet particles deposited in the frontal lobes and some metallic parts have pierced his brain.

It also stated that there are swellings in his brain as well.

The medical report further states that there is no change in the new CT scan when compared to the CT scan, which was done in Singapore.

It stated that former MP Duminda Silva could experience various complications due to the damages caused to his skull and brain.

At the same time, the medical report pointed out that there are risks, such as stress and other complications could emerge due to brain damage.

The specialist medical team also stated that Duminda Silva was supportive during the inspection and it has observed that the former MP Duminda Silva found it difficult to get up from a seat and walk.

The report also pointed out that former MP Duminda Silva is a patient who needs a constant medical check-up and long-term regular medical treatment.

In addition, the medical team has confirmed that Duminda Silva needs to use breathing apparatus further as recommended by his doctors in Singapore.

The report has stated that Duminda Silva has no issue in attending Court proceedings but there is a possibility to develop complications in him under stressful conditions.

Former parliamentarian Duminda Silva who received two fatal gunshots in his head was first admitted to Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital for treatment.

Half of his skull was removed in a surgery at the Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital and two more surgeries were performed on him in Singapore.

According to the previous reports and the new report issued by the specialist team of doctors attached to the Colombo National Hospital have confirmed again that former MP Duminda Silva’s life is still in danger.

Under such circumstances, if somebody makes allegations that former MP Duminda Silva has no severe health issues, such allegations should be treated as malicious and callous.

It is a universal right for any human being to seek treatment for any health issues.

Nobody has rights to deny treatment for such a patient.

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