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Colombo, Dec 18 (Daily Mirror) - Former Health Ministry Secretary Janaka Sri Chandragupta was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) a short while ago.

According to sources, he was arrested after the CID recorded a statement over the import of substandard Immunoglobulin injections.
 
With regard to the ongoing investigations related to the substandard Immunoglobulin scandal, several officials including the Director of the Medical Supplies Division are currently in remand custody.

Trade unions representing health professionals have raised concerns that the recent arrests made by the CID in connection with the import of substandard Immunoglobulin injections are only targeting lower-level individuals, while the masterminds behind the scandal remain at large.


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  • Dilshan Perera Monday, 18 December 2023 02:50 PM

    Very good! But not only Chandragupta and his immunoglobulin scam, but also other medical directors from other departments should be arrested for their major thefts and scams. Good example is Dr Prasad Ranaweera, former director of Malaria Control unit, Colombo who is involved in a huge theft regarding PABX and phone system tender to a private company to the value of over 100 million rupees, with significant payback to him including lands and houses, all given to his immediate family members.. still no action taken against this thief..

    Ravi de alwis Monday, 18 December 2023 08:58 PM

    There are other directors also, example Dr.Champa Aluthweera former director leprosy control unit walisara. Being a lady she totally sabotage the leprosy control and with fake bills she earn more than 200 millions which came as foreign aids to treat poor leprosy patients in sri lanka , this can prove by auditing .Yet no action taken just change the unit for this thief ....

    Priyantha Darmadasa Tuesday, 26 December 2023 10:10 PM

    It is obvious that most of the directors are corrupted in health ministry, who use their power allegedly. But we should not forget that authorities above the directors are the ones who safeguard these directors. Both these mentioned directors are puppets under Dr Arnold, who is covering for them, to prevent back firing. Unfortunately this is the sad truth of most of the departments in health ministry. Everyone is covering eachother asses to cover their faults.

    Man Monday, 18 December 2023 03:03 PM

    He must tell who instructed him to do so, if he believes that he is innocent. Then the matter can be settled, soon. It is up to him, now.

    Kabir Hashim Monday, 18 December 2023 03:20 PM

    Minister is innocent?

    AJ Monday, 18 December 2023 03:29 PM

    Minister KR threw his weight around to cover up those accusations, next is his turn, anyway he can’t go beyond third quarter of next year, unions keep eye on him,only way escape is suicide

    Ram Monday, 18 December 2023 03:56 PM

    Main actor in the drama is still out in the open carrying on duties as a Minister for Environment. Is any force protecting him? Answer is Yes. For how long the protection will work is anybody's guess

    ROHINI WIJETILLEKE Monday, 18 December 2023 10:51 PM

    i THINK THE MINISTER SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE BEFORE ANY ONE ELSE.

    Madan Paniikam Monday, 18 December 2023 04:28 PM

    A new drama series before the election! Innocent man is guilty?? How about Rambuk Walla?

    lalithanathan Monday, 18 December 2023 06:17 PM

    Get the bigwigs also who are trying to wriggle away

    Sri Wickrema Monday, 18 December 2023 05:21 PM

    Balcony Rambukwella is still at large. However, his turn will come slowly but surely.

    SANTA CLAUSE Monday, 18 December 2023 05:52 PM

    RECENT ARRESTS NOT GOING TO WIN VOTES, as usual another publicity STUNT. Instead GO AFTER and ARREST the SHARKS who are still SWIMMING around with their HEADS above WATER. CITIZENS ARE SICK AND TIRED OF HAVING WOOL PULLED OVER THEIR EYES.

    Reindeer Tuesday, 19 December 2023 01:28 AM

    Santa, Absolutely agreed - bring the shark in the form of Balcony Rambukwella too. To play with innocent peoples lives cannot be considered as human beings BUT devil's incarnation. We all know how the devil should be driven away for good.

    t sal Monday, 18 December 2023 06:20 PM

    Strict laws is the needed in capital punishment, confiscating of all assets in order to flush out corruption in the country.

    Sam Silva Monday, 18 December 2023 06:24 PM

    Eventually he will be pardoned that is how our country works.

    Dhusana Monday, 18 December 2023 06:39 PM

    Keheliya shouldn't escape just because he is now not in the Health Ministry ! How great if all involved in fraud and other wrong doings are rounded up . This is only possible if the CID and CIABOC Officials do a honest job and don't get influenced by crooked Politicians. Meanwhile our expectations from the new Minister of Health to intervene in price reduction of Drugs which are controlled by a Mafia are a disappointment.

    Justice Monday, 18 December 2023 10:33 PM

    Arrest former CEO of NMRA DR Vijith who fraudulently gave no objection letter to companies

    Jayantha Monday, 18 December 2023 10:41 PM

    Lets see when kr will get the same. KR,TA and even DT are still nicely enjoying the perks when all are criminals at various levels.

    Aghast at this Monday, 18 December 2023 10:56 PM

    Oh what a day. I am an Octogenarian and all this is unimaginable before 1972 when Mrs B, Felix with Colvin R De S connived to abolish the Civil Service which serviced the Permanent Secretaries of the highest calibre. Any CCS left will be crying today. Indian Public Service is still at its peak as they have kept the elite Indian Civil Service going.Those CCS guys would never descended to the level of politically appointed Ministry Secretaries these days.

    Buddhist Monday, 18 December 2023 11:24 PM

    Why is the former Minister not arrested? Will the Secretary vomit the truth to CID?

    L Jaya Tuesday, 19 December 2023 01:16 AM

    What about Keheliya? Soon he will be bailed out. Not a surprise. Differential treatment to others not so power and influence

    Thalamporuwa Tuesday, 19 December 2023 06:07 AM

    One minister of this government said while referring to 7 million dollar controversial Chinese fertilizer scam that it was happened prior to his period, those officers involved either retired or transferred to other ministries so no way to take action to recollect the money paid or take legal action, in a future government this minister too, should sue for aiding and abetting to loot from already bankrupt country

    Dee Tuesday, 19 December 2023 07:01 AM

    A future NPP government will release all these people and only arrest the current government people!

    Sambo Tuesday, 19 December 2023 07:25 AM

    Arrested is not enough. Get back the money he has stolen. Give him about 5 years too.

    Empty Prisons Tuesday, 19 December 2023 07:35 AM

    Every other person gets arrested, no one is convicted!!

    VJ Tuesday, 19 December 2023 08:12 AM

    It is about time for the arrest of the leader, the minister himself.

    Dhusana Tuesday, 19 December 2023 02:06 PM

    These small Investigations and Arrests may have been approved by the President. Keheliya - not approved by President?

    KR’s supporter Wednesday, 20 December 2023 09:34 PM

    It’s wrong people unreasonably accusing minister,when he found officials are unreliable including secretary,he himself went to India to meet manufacturers


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