Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Injured Sri Lankan Minister Regains Consciousness

Sri Lankan Minister of Posts and Tellecommunications Mahinda Wijesekera who was Severely Injured with damage to the Brain due to yesterday's Suicide Bomb Blast gained Conciousness today and Life Support Mechine which helped him to breathe was removed thanks to the Miracle four hour surgery performed for him yesterday by a Group of Neuro Surgeons at the Colombo General Hospital.

"Injured Minister who is in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit since yesterday evening now breathe naturally and he responded to the Doctors this morning "Dr.P.Ariyawansha the Director of the Accident Service of Colombo National Hospital told this Correspondent little while ago.

"Even his Life Support machine was removed he will continuously receiving the Oxygen through a special tube "Dr.Ariyawansha said.Minister was also given Liquids this noon he stressed.

The Neuro Surgical Team who performed the surgery to the Minister is headed by the Senior Neuro Surgeon Dr.Sunil Perera and they functioned the dead Brain of the Minister artificially and performed the Surgery for marathon four hours."Bullets dispersed from the Blast were hit Ministers Brain and as a result there was an Internal Bleading" Accident Services Director further added.

Kumar Sangakkara Appointed As New Sri Lankan Cricket Captian

Current Vice Captain of the Sri Lankan Cricket Team Kumar Sangakkara appointed as the new Captain of the Team and Spinner Muththaia Muralideren as his Deputy Sri Lankan Sports Minister Gamini Lokuge announced short while ago.Sangakkara appointed as the Team Captain after former Captain Mahela Jayawardene resigned from his Captaincy.

Meanwhile Sports Ministry today also appointed the Former Sri Lankan Spinner turned Coach D.S De Silva as the new Chairman of the Sri Lankan Interim Cricket Board.The post became vaccant after the Sports Minister removed Former Chairman Arjuna Ranathunge from the post. Arjuna already filed a Court Case against the Sports Ministers Decesion.

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