Indian swami ji aim to boost confidence in Lankans

Published: Monday, March 9, 2009, 12:39 [IST]
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Indian swami ji to heal Lankan players

Colombo: Traumatised Sri Lankan cricketers, who came under an audacious terror attack in Lahore, would be helped by a 'swami ji' from India in overcoming their mental agony, apart from an "expert mind reader" who is being brought from London.

"On the advice of the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa we have invited and getting a swami ji from India to give mental boost (to the players)," Director General of Sports Ministry Medical Unit, Dr Geethanjana Mendis said on Saturday night.

However, Dr Mendis did not identify the swami ji. "A Sri Lankan expert mind reader is also being brought from London to give a mental boost to the cricketers. We are going to get their services to correct the mind and get them back into the cricket field as soon as possible," Dr Mendis said.

Seven players and an Assistant Coach were injured in the brazen gun and grenade attack by a dozen terrorists on the Sri Lankan cricket team in the Pakistani city of Lahore on Tuesday, which also left eight people dead.

Three players - Ajantha Mendis, Thilan Samaraweera, Tharanga Paranavitana - and Assistant Coach Paul Farbrace, are still being treated at a private hospital in Colombo.

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