Kandy rugby star in critical state

  • 24 Nov 2008 10:15:23 GMT


    Indeed this is a tragedy. But there is a ray of hope.

    he has regained consciousness today and can breathe without the life support system. Kandy and SL Rugby will be poorer without his presence

  • 24 Nov 2008 10:31:38 GMT


    How are you?

    Yes, it is a huge blow, thanks for the info, and keep us updated.

  • 24 Nov 2008 11:30:55 GMT

    I`m not a rugby fan... actually I don`t know anything about rugby.....

    anyway, wish him a speedy recovery and all the best in future.... it is a tragedic event.....

  • 24 Nov 2008 13:29:55 GMT

    Sri Lanka 171/7 (28.0/28 ov)

    Mahela sucks big time. This guy does not even perform in a weakest team in the world. Oh what a lucky SOB as a captain. If this would have been IPL, man... Sanga n Mahela would have scored some runs with the strike rate of above 150.

    Instead of Mahela Anjelo M should get a chance to experience. I`m is sick n tired of current SL cricket. :((

    Pakistan thrashed WI with very young unexperienced team with Seniors guidance and mostly with great determination.

  • 24 Nov 2008 13:37:20 GMT

    I wish Zim would win this match to shame on us.

  • 24 Nov 2008 13:50:00 GMT

    Ha ha ha

    there you go

    Zimbabwe 42/0 (6.0/28 ov)

    so far so good on Zim

  • 24 Nov 2008 14:25:35 GMT


    Zimbabwe 85/1 (14.2/28 ov)

  • 24 Nov 2008 21:13:24 GMT

    There you go Sri Lanka won.

  • 24 Nov 2008 23:14:56 GMT

    I `m an ardent supporter of Kandy , it`s very sad to hear this,I hope and pray that he recovers soon even if he doesn`t plays rugby anymore.May God bless him.

  • 25 Nov 2008 03:39:43 GMT


    Here`s the latest update on Imran Bisthamin.....

    [Kandy rugby star Bisthamin recovering after surgery

    By U. J. Jezeem, Kandy corr

    Doctors attending to the progress of Kandy and Sri Lanka rugby flanker Imran Bisthamin are keeping their fingers crossed after performing what is said to be a successful head operation on the player who is currently undergoing intensive care at the Neuro Unit of the Kandy general hospital following a crippling fall from a shopping complex on Saturday night.

    Bisthamin suffered heavy injuries to his spine and head from the fall.

    Secretary of the Kandy Sports Club Iswan Omar said there was optimism that Bisthamin would recover although taking the field again will be out of the question.

    The surgery performed for the head injuries has been successful and the life support system was removed briefly. He started breathing on his own which means he has made good progress towards recovery. The doctors are working on his other injuries and are hopeful that the surgery on them will also be successful , said Omar.

    Bisthamin was one of the star players of Kandy over the past three seasons and the tragedy that struck him had also shocked rivals clubs in Colombo.

    Officials and well wishers of Colombo s clubs CR and FC, Havelocks and CH and FC along with officials of the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union were quick to call Kandy and offer their concerns as they wished Bisthamin a speedy recovery.

    Omar described Bisthamin as a disciplined ruggerite who was a hero to his home town fans with his calm and collective qualities despite playing a very robust game.

    The Trustee of Kandy Malik Samarawickrema was one of the officials to be at the bedside of Bisthamin soon after the tragedy stuck.

    Bisthamin 23, is a product of St. Anthony s College Kandy whose team he captained in 2004.]

    Courtesy: DailyMirror