Notorious character, and ex-MP Duminda Silva has contracted high fever and has been admitted to the Welikada Prison Hospital for treatment.
Silva, is currently serving a death sentence at the Welikada Prison, after he was found guilty of murdering Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra.
Hospital sources said that Silva is currently receiving treatment for fever.
On September 8, Silva was sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court in a divided judgement over a shoot-out in Mulleriyawa between Silva and Premachandra and their thugs, which killed Premachandra in 2011. Following the death sentence, late last month, Silva challenged the death sentence with an appeal filed at the Colombo High Court.