Mar 26, Colombo: Priyantha Sirisena, a brother of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, has been hospitalized in critical condition following an axe attack, local media reports said.
He has been initially admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Polonnaruwa Hospital and later airlifted to the National Hospital in Colombo.
Local media reported that the President's brother was attacked by an unidentified assailant with an axe in the Hathare Ela area in Polonnaruwa around 7 pm.
The President's brother, who is known as 'Weli Raju', is a businessman engaged in sand mining.
The police have not made any arrests yet in the incident.