May 21, 2017

President provides helicopter to airlift ill actor from Polonnaruwa

Tele drama actor Suranga Lakmal who was hospitalised due to a heart ailment while participating in Uttamabhi Vandana programme was airlifted to the Colombo National Hospital on the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena.

The President’s action was highly commended by artistes.

According to veteran Artiste Sarath Wimalasiri, the President’s action to assist a junior performing artist is a clear indication of the affection for all artistes.

The programme was organised by the Government information Department.

Suranga gained recognition through the tele drama ‘Kolamba Api Awa’ telecast over ITN.