Jul 09, 2020

Pasindu returns to J’pura

Sri Jayewardenepura University student Pasindu Hirushan, who was seriously injured when a tire rolled down a set of steps hit his head, returned to the university today four months after the injury.
Professor Sudantha Liyanage, Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura welcomed the student at a special ceremony organized by the university. The university had also taken steps to make a financial donation for the first-year student.

Pasindu Hirushan who is a resident of Dewolepola in Minuwangoda obtained university admission amid many difficulties. Week before he sat for the GCE Advance Level examination his mother passed away and Pasindu's father has endured many hardships to give his son the best.

After a Fresher’s party on the 5th of March this year, a group of senior students at the University have sent a large tractor tire down the stairs of the university playground pavilion. The tire hit Pasindu who was ascending the stairs and the first-year student collapsed on the stairs with severe injuries to the head.

Pasindu struggled for life on life support for days at the Colombo National Hospital and the doctors believed that he may experience many side effects including loss of memory even if he survived. 

Despite odds the student recovered, although not completely, and after nearly three months of hospital stay Pasindu Hirushan, went home on June 11.