According to health sources, Janaka Sri Chandragupta, secretary of the Ministry of Health, will retire from today as he will not get the extension of service he expected.
According to the report, President Ranil Wickremesinghe has refused to extend his service due to his name being registered in the court regarding the illegal human immunoglobulin injection transaction.
Sources say that in view of this situation, a remarkable competition has emerged for the role of the Secretary of the Ministry of Health. According to internal sources, the former Director General of Health Services, Dr. Palitha Mahipala, is to be appointed to the post.
It is reported that the name of specialist Dr. Anil Jasinghe was recommended for this, but since he is involved in a critical work as the Secretary of the Ministry of Environment, it is reported that the post of Health Secretary will be given to specialist Dr. Palitha Mahipala.