He accepted coconut water from Rajapaksa and was admitted in a hospital after calling off his fast-unto-death strike out side the UN office in Sri Lanka.
President spoke to the doctors attending on the minister during his strike, who told him that his condition was very bad. So the Minister was forced to break his fast and was taken to the hospital.
Ban Ki-moon, UN General Secretary had called a three-member-panel to advise him on the 'accountability issue' during the war between Sri Lankan government forces and Tamil Tigers. UN had recalled its top official Neil Buhne to New York for discussions and closed down the UNDP office in Colombo following the angry protests against the panel including the Minister's fast infront of its office.