Crack Sri Lanka rugby flanker Imran Bisthamin is lying in a critical condition at a hospital in Kandy after a major fall from a building on Saturday night.
A family spokesman said Bisthamin was fighting for his life in the intensive care unit of the Kandy general hospital after he fell onto a concrete slab striking his head and spine on impact.
His condition is still not out of danger , the family spokesman said.
Bisthamin underwent emergency surgery lasting more than five hours as doctors fought to save his life.
Bisthamin was dining out with friends at a restaurant at the time of the tragedy and it has already being confirmed that the promising career of the Sri Lanka player has ended after the fall.
A strongly built third row forward, Bisthamin shot to instant fame as an attack flanker while representing Kandy and Sri Lanka after leaving St. Anthony s College whose team he captained in 2004.
He was a chief ball winner in the line outs and was quick to pounce on the ball in loose play which made him an asset in the side.
Unassuming by nature he was ironically left out from the Sri Lanka team for this month s Asian Five Nation s tournament in Taiwan which created an uproar in rugby circles.
He was also a Sevens player and represented Sri Lanka at this year s Hong Kong