A hospital run by President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s brother and Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo is offering illegally trafficked kidneys by an international organ dealer, the UK based Times has revealed in an investigation.
The organ dealer promises to arrange surgery at Lanka Hospitals of which is chaired by Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the report reveals.
The government-controlled hospital in Colombo is being recommended to patients from Britain and elsewhere a suitable place to receive an organ purchased for tens of thousands of pounds on the black market.
Lanka Hospitals was previously Apollo Hospitals.
Lanka Hospitals chief executive Lakith Peiris said in a statement to The Times all transplants were legally carried out and that additional documents were required from foreign patients, including an affidavit that the donor had not received additional payments.