CID summons Dr. Jayaruwan Bandara; he requests 14 days to appear

Kumudu Jayawardana (DM) | Published: 6:16 PM Aug 31 2021
Local CID summons Dr. Jayaruwan Bandara; he requests 14 days to appear

Former Director of the Medical Research Institute of Sri Lanka Dr. Jayaruwan Bandara was summoned to the Criminal Investigation Department today (31) in connection with a statement he made during an interview with a journalist. 

Chairman of the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) and State Pharmaceuticals Corporation lodged a complaint with the CID claiming that Dr. Bandara had made false claims regarding the production of medicine in the country and the disappearance of data related to medicine stocks at the NMRA. 

Speaking to media, Legal Secretary of SJB Thisath Wijegunawardana, PC, said  they have requested the CID to grant  Dr. Bandara 14 days to appear before the CID as he is currently recovering from COVID-19 and requires necessary rest to avoid any complications that may arise during the recovery.

Kumudu Jayawardana (DM) | Published: 6:16 PM Aug 31 2021

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