Thursday, August 21, 2008

Director Of the National Blood Centre and another Doc Transfered over the Expired Blood Kits Case

Health Secretary Dr.Athula Kahanda Liyanage today transfered Dr.Mrs. R.M Bindusara the director of the National Blood Centre at Narahenpita and a Medical Officer of the Centre and interdicted two store keepers attached to the Blood Centre in the connection of storing and using the Expired Plasma Pherasis and A.Pherasis Blood Kits.Dr.Bindusara is transfered to the Family Health Bureau office in Colombo while Dr.Nazir attached to the Blood Centre transfered to the Angoda Mental Hospital.This action was taken according to the recommendations of the Interim Report of the Investigations carried out by the Special Investigations Unit of the Health Ministry regarding the expired Blood Kits .This report is hand over to the Secretary yesterday.Investigations are continuing.

Minister Mervyn Surrendered to the courts and released on bail

Sri Lanka's Labour Minister Mervyn Silva Surrendered to the Courts this morning through his lawyers.But later he was released on Bail.Colombo's Additional Magistrate Ordered Rs.50,000 surety and Rs.500,000 Cash Bail for the release of the Minister.Additional Magistrate last Monday ordered Inspector General Of Police to Arrest the Minister and three others in the connection with assaulting of the Sirasa T.V Cameraman recently.
Meanwhile Media Unions Launched a Protest Campaign in front of the Fort Railway Station this noon against the IGP who failed to arrest Minister Silva regarding the assaulting case of the Sirasa T.V Cameraman.

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