Chairman of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC), Hudson Samarasinghe has been hospitalized recently after being treated by Presidential physician, Eliyantha White. After receiving White’s treatment, Samarasinghe has suffered from internal bleeding and the President had directed that he be immediately admitted to the Apollo Hospital.
Samarasinghe had recovered after being treated a few days in the ICU, but he reportedly suffers from a poor memory. He has told people who had visited him in hospital never to receive any treatment from White and that he provided some intoxicating powder drug as treatment. Samarasinghe has added that he had a narrow shave with death.
Although Chief Government Whip Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said in parliament a few months back that Eliyantha White was not the President’s personal physician, has been assigned security personnel from the Ministerial Security Division (MSD).
The Silumina newspaper has recently reported that Eliyantha White is a medical advisor to the President. When a minister had questioned the editor of the newspaper about White being the President’s physician, the editor had responded saying the report that was published was sent by the President’s photographer, Sudath Silva.