Indian Government has said that the Sri Lankan government has not ban of any Indian drug manufacturer, the Press Information Bureau of India said.
Minister of State for Commerce & Industry Shri Jyotiradiya M. Scindia in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on Monday stated that “Some media reports appeared in Sri Lankan press alleging supply of low quality drugs by Indian exporters. There were other reports alleging suspension of some Indian companies by Government of Sri Lanka for violation of tender terms. Discussions were held with concerned authorities in Sri Lankan Government by the High Commission of India in Sri Lanka as also during the visit of Health Minister of Sri Lanka to New Delhi during July-August, 2011 wherein the need for clear technical specifications in the tendering process was stressed so as to prevent entry of sub-standard and low quality drugs in Sri Lankan market.”
He had also stated that “Drugs and pharmaceutical products are exported only after meeting stringent regulatory requirements prescribed by the regulatory authorities in various countries. Besides, Indian exporters have to comply with quality norms prescribed for manufacturing of drugs and pharmaceuticals in India by Drug Controller General of India under Drugs and Cosmetics Act. Any reported violation is viewed seriously and is dealt with as per prescribed procedure under Drugs and Cosmetics Act.”