First Lady visits quintuplets
First Lady Shiranthi Wickremesinghe Rajapaksa visited the mother and
the quintuplets she delivered at the Kandy Hospital last Monday.
First Lady Shiranthi Wickremesinghe Rajapaksa presents a gift parcel to
the mother of the quintuplets whom she visited at the Kandy
hospital recently. Picture by Lalith Welivitigoda
On the day the mother, Dilini Rasangika gave birth to the
quintuplets, the First Lady congratulated her over the telephone and
expressed the view that these quintuplets are a blessing to the country
and that it is the duty of the parents and society to ensure their
The First Lady stated that she would do everything possible to make
their future bright.
The parents of the quintuplets stated that the doctors who attended
on Dilini Rasangika predicted the birth of five children and that they
would be happy parents.
This is the second instance of the birth of quintuplets recorded in
Sri Lanka. It is a coincidence that both sets of quintuplets were
delivered by Consultant VOG Dr. Kapila Gunawardena. Of the second set of
quintuplets, two are girls and three are boys.
The First Lady offered gifts to the mother and father of the children
and also commended the Specialist Doctor and the staff. She also
inquired into the welfare of the other mothers in the hospital and
assured all help to the hospital in addition.