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Wimal Weerawansa ends fast

Jul 10, 2010 9:58:46 AM - itnnews.lk

Minister Wimal Weerawansa who was staging a fast unto death is hospitalized with the mediation of the President.

The Minister commenced his fast unto death on Thursday to protest against the UN Panel on Sri Lanka appointed by Ban Ki Moon. Mr.Weerawansa’s health condition had deteriorated by this afternoon due to his three day fast. Doctors had said that his kidneys may even become defunct. Defence Secretary Gothabaya Rajapaksa, Parliamentarians, Senior Government Officials, Scholars and Artistes were among those who visited Mr. Weerawansa to inquire into his welfare. The President who received information about the condition of the Minister arrived at the scene this afternoon.

The President who talked to Mr. Weerawansa who was in a critical condition, gave him water.

Mr. Weerawansa was thereafter removed from the location and taken to the hospital.

Reports say that he has been admitted to the Army hospital for immediate treatment.