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COLOMBO (DAILY MIRROR) - Chief Executive Officer of the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) Dr. Vijith Gunasekera has been removed from his post, the Daily Mirror learns.

According to informed sources, he has been removed based on a collective decision taken by the board members of the NMRA.

Accordingly, the CEO is to be absorbed to the Health Ministry.

Dr. Gunasekera was embroiled in controversy with regard to the alleged imports of substandard human intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) using forged documents.

In light of this, travel bans were issued on Dr. Gunasekera, Supplies Division Director of the Ministry of Health Dr. Kapila Wickramanayake and the owner of the company involved in forging documents to import substandard human intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG).

Meanwhile, Dr. Vijith Gunasekera was also alleged to have destroyed several vital documents at the NMRA recently as claimed by the Society of Government Pharmacists.

The Daily Mirror earlier learnt that the NMRA CEO was asked to step down; however, he had refused to do so.   

The NMRA under the leadership of its former Chairman and CEO Dr. Vijith Gunasekera has faced a spate of allegations with regard to the influx of inferior-quality medicines in the recent past.  


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  • Galle man Wednesday, 08 November 2023 07:08 AM

    Hope Dr.pathirana won’t spoil his vote base by taking sides or help to hide vital information

    Kandiah Balendran Wednesday, 08 November 2023 07:10 AM

    Blunder of Asia, small debacle, so corrupt, waste of paradise.

    Shalani Tharaka Wednesday, 08 November 2023 07:11 AM

    Seems worse than uncle Jayantha Dharmadasa.

    Dr. Amila Kankanamge Wednesday, 08 November 2023 07:13 AM

    Jalani could make a better CEO, convert to a JAAL spa.

    Sambo Wednesday, 08 November 2023 07:55 AM

    When the truth is revealed they are enemies of the government. You can play all these games only for another few months and after the people will kick you out lock stock and barrel.

    Ram Wednesday, 08 November 2023 09:38 AM

    If Dr Vijith has destroyed vital documents he must be arrested charged and kept behind bars in our public boarding

    VJ Wednesday, 08 November 2023 09:49 AM

    Why is he not in jail? Why does the government continuing to pay his salary by absorbing him into the health ministry?

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 08 November 2023 12:32 PM

    We educate them from Public Money and they in turn screw the Public. We are a country of cowards, we are ready to kill and suppress minorities but will not life a finger for these true terrorists who are destroying this country.


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