Deputy Minister Palitha Thewaraperuma attempts suicide

thewarapperumaDeputy Minister of Cultural Affairs Palitha Thewarapperuma attempted to commit suicide inside a school in Mathugama today.

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

The Minister had earlier staged a fast against the refusal to allow a group of students to be admitted to the school. (Colombo Gazette)