He was produced in Court on July 13 and was ordered to be remanded. He was sent to the Prison hospital and then transferred to the Colombo National hospital.
Five prison officers have been deployed for his protection.
He was named as a suspect before Court on July 11 when he was produced in Court by the CID with regard to the abduction and disappearance of 11 youth in 2008.
Subsequently, Dassanayake was arrested on July 14 and produced in Court and remanded until July 19 on the orders of Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne.