Weerawansa concludes hunger strike

Weerawansa concludes hunger strike

March 30, 2017   10:47 am

National Freedom Front (NFF) leader MP Wimal Weerawansa has decided to end his hunger strike, according to MP Jayantha Samaraweera. 

He ended his protest fast after 9 days by drinking a glass of milk due to the requests made by several Buddhist monks, Samaraweera told Ada Derana. 

Weerawansa, who launched a hunger strike on March while in prison over the rejection of his bail applications, had been refusing food and was reportedly only drinking liquids. 

He was admitted to the prisons hospital on March 26 due to his deteriorating health condition while he was transferred to the Colombo National Hospital yesterday (29).

Weerawansa was arrested and remanded on charges of misusing state-owned vehicles.  

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