Dy. Minister in ICU

Deputy Minister of Buddha Sasana M. K. A. D. S. Gunawardana suffered a minor heart attack and was admitted to the Nawaloka Hospital yesterday morning. A spokesperson for the Hospital said he had been admitted to the Surgical ICU and that was receiving treatment.

The spokesperson said his condition was stable but that he would have to remain in the SICU till the doctor examines and pronounces him to be out of danger. "I don’t think he would be discharged today though," she said. The Buddhasasana Ministry, when contacted, said that Deputy Minister Gunawardana’s condition was stable and that they were to discharge him. However, the Ministry Secretary’s office refused to comment further on his situation.

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