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The attorney, representing the company owner accused of bringing substandard vaccines into Sri Lanka, revealed that the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had apprehended and brought before the court a ‘small fish’ linked to the case and there are still ‘bigger fish’ involved in this matter out there.

The owner of the company Aruna Deepthi accused of importing substandard vials of immunoglobulin has been arrested by the CID and was produced before the Court yesterday.

The attorney Ms. Chandani Dayaratne, who said that her client was an innocent victim of this incident, said that all those who approved the importation of these vaccines under emergency purchases are responsible for this crime. “There is more to this than what is shown in the media and that none of the high-ranking people involved in this crime have been exposed so far,” she told the Court.

While rejecting bail for the suspect, the Magistrate said that the suspect can make a confession if he wants to reveal this crime and the people connected to it. (Manopriya Gunasekera)


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  • Dr J T Thursday, 02 November 2023 06:45 AM

    Bribes are paid by Indians to Sri Lankans to buy Indian medicines which are all substandard.

    Sandy Thursday, 02 November 2023 06:52 AM

    Who will penalize the company which produces substandard medicine which is in a foreign country . Govt should pursue the issue in foreign court.

    Motha Thursday, 02 November 2023 07:11 AM

    What happened to the consumers who go injured or even died due to cylinder gas explosions? It seem to be the change of gas mixture proportion and also the reduction of its quantity volume. There were even gas leaking in some instances. There was also a severe gas shortage island wide. Who was the minister that time? What did he do about it? What was the reply the distributor had to say? Did they pay the price? Were they punished? Did the diseased / injured / damage get compensation?

    ravin Thursday, 02 November 2023 07:47 AM

    Oh ! attorney you miss the bus. You could have disclose the names of bigger fish so the courts could have given the directions properly. We can fore see the bigger fish who opened his foul mouth and advising the veterans

    Sambo Thursday, 02 November 2023 08:01 AM

    Who ever said this well done. The big fish our in the hands of the politicians and no law applies to them. That we are called Sri Lanka.

    D P P Prasad Thursday, 02 November 2023 08:11 AM

    It is very obvious that certain culprits who are deemed to be engaged in massive crimes are absconding Unfortunately the sprats get caught while big whales are moving free

    Tissa Fernando Thursday, 02 November 2023 09:05 AM

    OK, others do it so I did it but I am a small guy so let me be free. That is what this lawyer argues about. What a petty minded argument?

    DD Thursday, 02 November 2023 09:11 AM

    NMRA ex chairman Dr Vijith Gunesekera and Dr Kapila, previous Director MSD directly involved. Just transferring them will not do justice to affected patients

    Jude Thursday, 02 November 2023 09:22 AM

    Hello, you're stating the obvious!!

    joshua Thursday, 02 November 2023 10:39 AM

    Yeah, thats how the CID and the legal system works in the wonder of Asia. The Minister (the famous Keheliya), NRMA officials etc should be arrested for this crime.

    Roshanaly Thursday, 02 November 2023 10:47 AM

    The suspect and his family will be wiped off if he reveal the names.


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