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It has been disclosed that there have been corruption and fraud within the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) since 2015, State Minister Channa Jayasumana said.

He said this had been revealed in the interim report of the five-member committee appointed to probe malpractices said to have taken place at the NMAR from 2015 to early 2021.

"The Committee headed by Retired Supreme Court Judge Kusala Sarojini Weerawardena has come out with several recommendations to be adopted in order to make the NMRA more efficient," he said.

"It has been categorically underlined that the NMRA act needs to be amended. We will be taking legal action against all wrongdoers," he stressed.

The State Minister also said the report would be tabled in Parliament in the future and would also be available in public domain. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 14

  • joshua Thursday, 14 October 2021 06:27 PM

    This government fall on its own. Everything has to start from 2015.

    Madush Thursday, 14 October 2021 07:39 PM

    Regulatory Authority involved in Corruption and Frauds ! The culprits should be jailed together with those who appointed them.

    Chux Thursday, 14 October 2021 07:53 PM

    Everything he says is only from 2015 and never said anything about what he was getting from so many deals

    N SENA Thursday, 14 October 2021 08:13 PM


    roni Thursday, 14 October 2021 08:16 PM

    Excellent that's the way it should be legal action should be instituted against culprits , when the next set of names of Pandora are revealed the action should be more severe.

    Ahamed Thursday, 14 October 2021 08:53 PM

    This dude thinks he can cover everything by blaming the previous government. Got properly hammered in Parliament when he tried to do that with the data scam! He has become such a joke.

    vince Thursday, 14 October 2021 09:08 PM

    has he been blind all this time. What an idiot.

    Martin Milton Friday, 15 October 2021 08:09 AM

    He tells us now! As if this is a NEW thing!! MM

    Ranaweera Friday, 15 October 2021 08:36 AM

    People know how Rajitha defrauded the country but he is still in the Parliament and he us making statements to media. When majority of the country is corrupt, what can you expect.

    Sambo Friday, 15 October 2021 08:56 AM

    The definition of Sri Lanka is "CORRUPTION" so what else do we need.

    Terrence Friday, 15 October 2021 09:24 AM

    You are trying to seek the mote in the NMRA when you need to clear the Beam in your own eye of the Medicine Regulatory Authority Data Scam

    Bhatiya Siriwardena Friday, 15 October 2021 09:33 AM

    Hah ha! You are a puppet Mr Minister! Silly!

    AB Friday, 15 October 2021 10:43 AM

    Well prepared and come to the parliament, you are challenging bad mouthed Rajitha, if not take him seriously he will make a joker out of you

    N Incompoop Friday, 15 October 2021 11:19 AM

    As usual this clown is talking through his rear orifice. He has done nothing constructive since he was appointed. Only thing he's capable of is to bag the previous govt. You buggers came to power saying you would fix the so called mess. Now this country has been converted to a garbage dump of corruption and lies.

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