Photo circulated on social media is fake, Mahinda is well!

Photo circulated on social media is fake, Mahinda is well!

11 September 2019 02:38 pm

The rumor and photo circulated on social media that the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was hospitalized in a sudden illness fitted with a respiratory aid and is being treated in the ICU are fake, reports said. 

The photo below is currently being circulated viral on social media. 

When contacted, sources closer to Mahinda Rajapaksa's official residence at Wijerama Place said that he is engaged in his regular political affairs and matters related to son Namal Rajapaksa's marriage safe and sound. 

The news was fabricated and circulated on social media based upon his absence at a SLPP rally held in Maharagama area on Tuesday (10), sources further said.