Ousted NMRA Head back at Health Ministry, complains Sajith



By Saman Indrajith

Opposition leader Sajith Premadasa yesterday told Parliament that the Director General and Chief Executive Officer of National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA), Dr. Vijith Gunasekara, who was recently removed, had been recalled to the Health Ministry and given an important position.

“Many corrupt deals took place on his watch. He was removed as CEO of NMRA. This is good. How can he be given such an important position again?” the Opposition leader said.

Dr. Pathirana said that Dr. Gunasekara has been recalled to the Ministry as per standard procedure and that he would heed the Opposition leader’s opinion.