Unlawful sterilization: Affected women requested to give evidence


Director of Kurunegala Teaching Hospital Dr.Sarath Weerabandara requested from the women to complain immediately to the hospital authorities if they feel that they had been subjected to unlawful sterilization after caesarian operations performed by the controversial doctor.

He made this request at a media briefing held at the Kurunegala hospital on Saturday.

He said that allegations had been made against this doctor arrested by the police for the alleged sterilization of women without their consent and keeping unaccounted assets in the district. “If there is any woman who faces medical complications, it can be checked after a medical test,” he said.

He said the hospital authorities had started investigations regarding allegations about forced or unlawful sterilization.

Deputy Director of the hospital Chandana Kendangamuwa said that information about the women who had been hospitalized is obtained through the hospital registers. He also said that the doctors and hospital staff could give information about him if there was any.