Video: Old medicines seized

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The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) seized a stock of medicine valued at Rs. 60 million past the day of expiry from a warehouse at Grandpass in Colombo yesterday, the Internal Trade Ministry said.

“The stock was being prepared to be release to the market when the raid was carried out. The owners had re-packed the expired medicine altering expiry dates.

 They have also mixed medicine in good condition with expired ones,” Ministry Spokesman Nipun Ekanayake said.

He said another stock of medicine which would be expired next month had also been seized in the raid.

“We are not definite if the owners were hoping to use the stock when it was expired. However, we seized stock,” he said.

He said the importer of the medicine and the owner of the warehouse would be produced in Court next week. (Sanath Desmond Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  Comments - 4

  • suriyasena Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:26 PM

    these fellows should be hanged till death at Galle Face.

    mohamed kamal Wednesday, 14 May 2014 03:43 AM

    There is no hangman to hang them, may be they should be given rat poison before that too expires

    Mohan Silva Wednesday, 21 May 2014 10:03 AM

    I think it's very unfair to talk, think or try to give opinions only by looking at things like this. Nowadays many people try to create wrong images of others just to feel themselves happy. If one has done a wrong thing it should prove in prior to label them as culprit. I feel very sorry about these comments as well as the officials who made single sided, very unfair reports given to the media.

    Surendran Wednesday, 21 May 2014 10:15 AM

    I can see many fools are happily attacking an innocent organization only for their own benefits.


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