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1,200 Indians had their kidneys removed in SL: Counsel

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Defence Counsel Lakshan Dias who appeared for the eight Indian suspects today informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate that during the past four years some 1,200 Indians had donated kidneys at leading private hospitals in Sri Lanka under the supervision of Sri Lankan doctors.

Mr. Dias, who appeared for the eight Indian suspects arrested in connection with the kidney scam,said his clients had obtained the appropriate licenses from the Health Authorities in Sri Lanka to donate their kidneys.

The Colombo Crime Division (CCD)submitting a further report in Court said it would obtain the help of Interpol to check the documents recovered from the suspects.

On an earlier occasion, the CCD informed the Colombo High Court that six out of the eight arrested in connection with the kidney scam had their kidneys removed.

The suspects were further remanded till April 18. (Shehan Chamika Silva)

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  • Alain Tuesday, 05 April 2016 01:46 PM

    Buying a Kidney is like going to the market. via DM Android App

    Ram Monday, 04 April 2016 02:14 PM

    The Sri Lankan officer who issues the appropriate licences must be arrested and remanded

    anja Monday, 04 April 2016 02:19 PM

    search how many ministers have taken the kidneys from them via DM Android App

    ANTON Monday, 04 April 2016 02:57 PM

    IF GOD HAD KNOWN THIS , AT THE TIME HE CREATED HUMANS, HE WOULD HAVE GIVEN ONLY ONE KIDNEY. AND TWO BRAINS.

    Chief Justice Tuesday, 05 April 2016 06:19 AM

    Wanduranta Deli Pihi Dunna Wagey! (Like entrusting the barbers' knives to the monkeys!) The world views of the practitioners shape their behaviour rather than their technical skills. We need able doctors with a righteous conscience to prevent mercenary behaviour. So continue to "eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil" and see what outcomes will result!

    karu Monday, 04 April 2016 03:10 PM

    This is medical tourism bringing in large foreign exchange. No need for Mount Elizabeth type hospitals. We can cure illness from the backyard. via DM Android App

    laljee Monday, 04 April 2016 03:13 PM

    This is the reason that our Hon.minister RS wants to built five star hospitals in SL.


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