Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma Hospitalized After 'Attempted Suicide' - [Photos]


Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma was hospitalized after he reportedly attempted to commit suicide over a dispute regarding enrollment of some students to a school.

He tied himself to a ceiling fan and attempted to commit suicide. He was later taken to hospital.

Mr. Thewarapperuma, who was engaged in a Satyagraha outside the Matugama Zonal Education office, earlier threatened to quit the government, if his demands are not met.

He launched the protest against the failure of authorities to enroll 10 students to Grade 1 of the Matugama Meegahatenne Primary School.