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COLOMBO (Daily Mirror) - Director of the Medical Supplies Division of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Kapila Wickramanayaka and three others were arrested by the CID over the Immunoglobulin import case, police said.

Besides Dr. Kapila Wickramanayaka, Niran Dhananjaya (Accountant - Supplies), Assistant Director Shanthi Solomon, and Pharmacist Sujith Kumara are among those arrested.

According to police, they have been arrested over the alleged involvement in importing substandard Immunoglobulin injections using forged documents.

Isolez Biotech Pharma AG (Pvt.) Ltd., a medicine supplier in the local area, is suspected of importing a batch of human intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) using counterfeit documents. The Sri Lanka Customs discovered this and, on 13 October, the Maligakanda Magistrate instructed the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to conduct a comprehensive investigation.

Hence, the CID launched a thorough investigation resulting in the initial arrest of the owner of the company responsible for importing the substandard Immunoglobulin injections.


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  • Prince Janak Wellage Monday, 20 November 2023 02:16 PM

    Those who involved this incident must give severe punishment irrespective of their position not only but also people must protest in front of their houses.

    Is Ranil the local Napoleon? Tuesday, 21 November 2023 09:50 AM

    Are you suggesting to stage another Aragalaya, to set their houses on fire? At this rate anything is possible. It reminds me of the French Revolution which resulted in the emergence Napoleon. May be the local Napoleon has already come in the person of Ranil!

    Mark Monday, 20 November 2023 02:34 PM

    How about the former Minister, he gets away scott free

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 20 November 2023 02:35 PM

    Aiyo we must go about getting back Mafia Mahinda back to the top seat. These days, all corruption by Sinhalese yakkos are becoming public which is not patriotic.

    So called PATRIOTICS. Monday, 20 November 2023 06:18 PM

    Who says? Mafia Mahinda

    Cineha Monday, 20 November 2023 04:17 PM

    At least....at last....

    UAli Monday, 20 November 2023 04:30 PM

    Why initial incident of deleting e-files of NMRA data base by official working there is not investigating, people want to know about it and believe current minister of health not attempting to brush it off under the mat

    ChildOfGod Monday, 20 November 2023 05:32 PM

    SC giving out judgements, CID arresting persons!!!. Why hasn't ALL those who drained the country and left the MASSES SUFFERING and the COUNTRY going around with a BEGGING BOWL brought before a COURT of LAW??. SC gone as far as naming those responsible and WHAT NOW??.

    Lion Monday, 20 November 2023 06:19 PM

    Politicians making millions got away easily and the boys who pocket out in Laks in the Matt

    dotv Tuesday, 21 November 2023 02:43 AM

    ....There are many who have made it rich come what may , the down side of the story from rags to riches ...this could be an isolated case in the field of importing products related to the health and well being of people ..the moral high ground and the contrasting reality of it all ..Some people may still be unaware what or who was responsible for the grief they suffer when all they did was to visit a hospital for an ailment ..

    Ram Tuesday, 21 November 2023 03:35 AM

    Corruption in certain areas are getting investigated. We never saw Doctors arrested and now we see that happening. It will be a signal for the future doctors/administrators that country is gradually changing and the SC too is giving judgements to arrest corruption. I wish if another investigation commences about the assets of those who were named by the SC for our economic downfall

    IGNATIUS Tuesday, 21 November 2023 03:59 AM

    This is Catch and Release. Typical Sri Lanka.

    Tony Tuesday, 21 November 2023 04:06 AM

    Where is Kahel Mal Liya?

    Indra Dasa Tuesday, 21 November 2023 04:32 AM

    Of Course as the most responsible person of the Health Ministry ,the former Minister who is in charged at that time also investigated and charged .

    Sambo Tuesday, 21 November 2023 07:50 AM

    Why don't you give them a dose of their own medicine.

    A concerned patriot Tuesday, 21 November 2023 08:15 AM

    If called for Tenders are for below standard medicine these educated people are innocent.To be reasonable Govt has no sufficient money to import quality medicine.Pls check the tender.

    kumar Tuesday, 21 November 2023 08:25 AM

    I cannot understand why Medical supplies and the Accountant is held liable when The DHS/Minister .procurement committee walks free. It is like holding the Magistrate responsible for crimes committed within his area. I can vouch for the absolute honesty and sincerity of one of those who has voiced against these malicious dealings but has no power to prevent. This is purely diverting the public to enable the culprit go free.

    Abd Tuesday, 21 November 2023 11:09 AM

    Director of medical supplies may be wrongdoer and benefited but it’s good for his conscience reveling every thing

    Nimal R Wednesday, 22 November 2023 02:42 AM

    One of the news items clearly stated that the former minister Keheliya Rambukwella and the secretary are clearly responsible for the corruption. These public servants act according to their instructions and the minister escapes all convictions. How sad.

    Bala Sunderam Wednesday, 22 November 2023 04:08 PM

    There will be no arrests of ministers (Rajapakse appointments) under Ranil Wickramasinghe . You are dreaming, my friends. Next year , people power will reign. Be ready for another ' Aragalaya ' style send off.


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