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The Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians (SLCP) requested the Health Minister to revoke her decision to terminate the services of Dr. LakKumar Fernando and take immediate steps to reappoint him to the Board of the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA).

SLCP President Prof. Vasantha Devasiri said terminating the Dr. Fernando's service with the NMRA, eventually led to losing their representation.

“We firmly believe the SLCP should have a position in the Board of National Medicines Regulatory Authority, as we represent the total healthcare needs of our children in Sri Lanka," Prof. Devasiri underlined.

Dr. Fernando received the termination letter dated April 1, informing him that the Ministry of Health had decided to reform the NMRA and appoint new members to the Board.

“The SLCP decided unanimously to nominate Dr. Lak Kumar Fernando to represent the college as a Board member of the NMRA because he is ideally qualified and bears the credibility to represent us in at the NMRA,” Prof. Devasiri said.

He said they had received a letter from the secretary to the State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals, requesting the SLCP to nominate three members to the Board of NMRA.

“This letter misled us. Although this letter was in contrary to the NMRA Act, we have nominated three members from the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians. However, two of these members had refused to accept their respective nomination, and this was clearly communicated to the Ministry of Health,” Prof. Devasiri pointed out.

“Therefore Dr. LakKumar Fernando is the only nominee to represent the SLCP in the Board of the NMRA. However, we have lost our representation in the NMRA due to the services of Dr. Fernando being terminated,” he highlighted.

Thus, Prof. Devasiri on behalf of the SLCP, requested the Health Minister to revoke the decision and re-appoint Dr. Fernando to the Board of NMRA. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 8

  • Hassanda Saturday, 10 April 2021 04:48 PM

    When you appoint vatti amma as the health minister What do you expect from this govt and country When SL poses wealth of Qualified Surgeons Who can be appointed as the health mnister

    Nadarajah Saturday, 10 April 2021 07:03 PM

    Paediatricians, Cardiologists, Dermatologists,.....these are the intimidating titles the doctors have been using for decades to fool us to believe that they are all “Experts”. What we need right now to deal with covid crisis are Biologists and Chemists.

    Chux Saturday, 10 April 2021 07:12 PM

    Where is GMOA??

    Mike Revere Saturday, 10 April 2021 07:28 PM

    About time she was told to breathe properly after her Covid attack

    Ram Sunday, 11 April 2021 05:25 AM

    The letter is issued on 1 April all fools day. Must be a hoax

    Man Sunday, 11 April 2021 07:56 AM

    Yes, Doctors must fight for democracy and against dictatorship of this government, as they usually adhered to.

    SATHYA DE sILVA Sunday, 11 April 2021 09:17 AM

    Fire the Ministerial duo-plaIN JOKERS

    Kumar Monday, 12 April 2021 07:38 AM

    I hope the health minister sit softly when she sits because her brain seems to be down there. US needs pediatricians sit for the ECFMG.

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