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Probe into amputation of law student

The health ministry is investigating the amputation of the left hand of a law student. Minister Maithripala Sirisena has ordered his secretary Dr. Nihal Jayatilake to appoint a committee to investigate the matter.

This committee is headed by deputy director general of health Dr. Ananda Gunasekara.

Final year law student Achala Priyadarshani was admitted to Matara Hospital on January 17 following a broken left hand.

The broken hand had not been plastered properly and as a result, the nerves had got damaged beyond repair.

Three surgeries had been performed on her to remove her left hand.

Appointing Sana would be an issue – Arjuna

He doesn't consider Mr. Sanath Jayasooriya’s appointment as the head of the cricket selection committee as an error but getting appointed to such a post in a very short time would cause problems later says Arjuna Ranatunga.

He said getting appointed to the post is an issue as Mr. Sanath Jayasooriya has not announced his retirement yet.

Arjuna Ranatunga expressed these views regarding the appointment of the new head of cricket selection committee. He said experienced and accomplished cricket players are reluctant to join the select committee due to political interference in the cricket sector.

Parliamentarian Santh Jayasooriya was appointed yesterday (25th) as the head of the cricket selection committee with the approval of the Minister. The term of the selection committee presided by Mr. Ashanthe de Mel ended on 31st December.

Meanwhile, renowned cricket commentator Haritha Perera has said Sanath Jayasooriya would be able to carry out his duties efficiently only if he doesn’t consider his appointment as a political appointment.


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