Second set of quintuplets born in Sri Lanka
The five babies, the greatest gift - mother
The proud parents.
Pictures by Asela Kuruluwansa
Dilini Rasangika Shyamanthi, the mother of the quintuplets said she
and her husband considered the five babies as the greatest gift they had
“They were not a burden during pregnancy and my husband and I would
not consider them as a burden in the future too,” she said.
“Dr Kapila Gunawardena informed me at the outset when I was one and
half months pregnant that I will give birth to quintuplets. I was
afraid. My husband gave me all the love and protection Because of that,
I spent the period during the pregnancy in a happy mood,”she said.
The quintuplets’ father Shilantha Wijepala who was overjoyed thanked
the Kandy General Hospital staff for the support.
Hospital authorities said the five babies are kept in an incubator
and are in good health.
The babies in the incubator.
A 29 - year-old woman in Kegalle gave birth to quintuplets, three
boys and two girls, at the Kandy General Hospital yesterday morning,
Kandy General Hospital Director Dr W G A Dissanayake said.
Hospital authorities said the five babies have been kept in an
incubator and are in good health.
This is said to be the second set of quintuplets born in Sri Lanka. A
Presidential Security Division officer’s wife gave birth to quintuplets
on an earlier occasion.
According to Kandy Hospital sources, the quintuplets’ father is a
Central Provincial Council member.
Surgeon Prof Kamal Gunawardena was the gynaecologist on both
occasions, Health Ministry sources said.