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Sri Lanka President’s brother dies after axe attack

COLOMBO (EconomyNext) – Priyanth Sirisena, a brother of Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena had died in hospital following an axe attack, police said.

Following an axe attack in Polonnaruwa, Sirisena was brought to the capital Colombo, where he was treated at a private hospital but had passed away in the early hours of today.

According to reports the axe attack had taken place following an argument and a suspect has been taken into police custody.

President Sirisena has 13 siblings.