Jun 02, 2017

No bypass surgery for PM, will return within days Featured

Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will return home within the next few days, says a senior official of his office.

Speaking to Sri Lanka Mirror, the official refuted media reports that the premier was to undergo bypass heart surgery at a US hospital.

Wickremesinghe has had medical examinations and doctors have told him that surgery was not necessary, according to him.

Several ministers had abandoned their plans to visit him in the US yesterday (01) after hearing that news.

Cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne told the media on May 30 that the PM had gone overseas for medical treatment, after delaying it for around 18 months.

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