A media advisor to the President, Rohan Welivita has been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital following an attack on him.
Rohan Welivita has been a close friend of President Mahinda Rajapaksa for several decades and is also an official director of Carlton Sports Network (CSN) belonging to the President’s sons.
It is learnt that Welivita had been attacked by a businessman closely affiliated to the President, Jayantha Wickremasinghe and his son.
Jayantha Wickremasinghe is a former Finance Manager of the Tourist Board and his son is a member of the armed forces.
Welivita had been attacked after he had allegedly played out Wickremasinghe in a business deal carried out by both of them.
Welivita had been admitted to the Apollo Hospital following the attack yesterday and has been transferred to a paying ward at the Colombo National Hospital on a Presidential directive.