Chairman of the Central Provincial Council and brother of Minister of Higher Education S.B. Dissanayeke, Saliya Dissanayeke was admitted to the Kandy hospital today due to the constriction of his wind pipe.
According to a hospital spokesperson, Saliya Dissanayeke had attempted to commit suicide by hanging himself.
The incident had transpired in Hanguranketha, and those who had witnessed the incident had immediately admitted Saliya Dissanayeke to the Rikillagaskada Base Hospital.
Subsequently the patient had been transferred to the Intensive Care Unit of the Kandy General Hospital.
According to Dr. W.G.A. Dissanayeke, Director of the Kandy General Hospital
Saliya Dissanayeke is said to be recovering.