It is reported that the new Health Minister Ramesh Pathirana is facing a serious crisis as there are many obstacles in the process of appointing a new chairman of the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA).
According to the report, the Minister wanted to appoint Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama, a well-known doctor, as the new chairman of the National Drug Regulatory Authority, but two alternative names have been proposed so far. However, although the Minister of Health has not agreed on the two names, there is a strong influence on him to agree to it, according to sources in the Ministry of Health.
According to the report, the minister has decided to appoint Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama to the post, but the ceremony organized yesterday to hand over the appointment letter to Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama has been canceled due to the Ministry Secretary not being ready to hand over the appointment letter.
The current chairman of the National Drug Regulatory Authority, Prof. S.D. In the past, Jayaratne had to face many charges for bringing substandard medicines.