Corporate honchos, Bollywood A-listers and the leading men of Team India have been treated by Sri Lanka’s ‘miracle doctor’ Eliyantha Lindsay White, whose ‘spiritual medicines’ are known to offer quick relief. But all of them have had to go through Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa first.
White sees only those recommended by the President, who ‘discovered and protects’ him. In turn, Rajapaksa uses White’s healing touch to establish friendly ties with key personalities abroad.
The 41-year-old part Scottish part-Sinhalese healer told Express that he treats about a hundred Indians a year. But an elitist predilection is unmistakable. Among White’s acknowledged Indian patients are cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir and Ashish Nehra; Bollywood celebrities Salman Khan, Bipasha Basu and Anupam Kher and industrialist Mukesh Ambani and the GMR family. White claimed that “10 to 15 top political leaders” were also in his Indian clientele, but refused to name them.
White has been successfully practicing his unique system of medicine called veenapathi (based on a combination of what he calls his kundalini shakthi and ‘trust’ between the patient and the doctor) since his early teens. But fame and name came to him only after Rajapaksa discovered him about ten years ago.
“The President wanted to test my kundalini shakthi. When I demonstrated it, he was impressed. He said it was a great blessing for Sri Lanka and declared that he would protect me,” White said.