SJB protest: Former MP Mujibur Rahman hospitalised

January 30, 2024 at 5:40 PM

Former Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Mujibur Rahman is currently under observation at the Colombo National Hospital, SJB MP Harsha de Silva said.

Taking to ‘X’ MP de Silva confirmed that former MP Rahman had fallen ill during the SJB protest held in Colombo today. 

MP Harsha de Silva further said that the former MP had faced breathing difficulties as a result of the tear gas fired by the Police to disperse the protesters. 

“People inquiring re @adaderana news alert on Mujibur Rahman. It was I who answered his phone at National Hospital ETU and the basis for attributing story to me. Muji is under observation and hopefully leave later; breathing difficulties caused by strong tear gas attack,” he said, in a message on ‘X’.

The SJB staged a protest in Colombo today against the government, especially the high cost of living.

The Police fired water cannons and tear gas to disperse the protesters near the Public Library in Colombo. (NewsWire)