Sunday, March 1, 2015


Drug Quality Assurance Laboratory Becomes A White Elephant -Pharmacists Union

The Government Pharmacists Union Of Sri Lanka has charged that the National Drug Quality Assurance Laboratory established to carryout tests on imported medicinal drugs to Sri Lanka which are suspected as in low quality has become a white elephant wasting millions of public money .

Around Rs.500 million has been allocated annually for the activities of national drug quality assurance laboratory through the annual budget but the laboratory officials have failed to carryout the drug quality check  tests in an effective manner the Union  has said.Due to the delay of issuing quality test reports  from the laboratory most of the times the suspected drugs have been  issued to the innocent patients which may be harmful to them the secretary of the pharmacists union Ajith Tilakeratne has said.

Indian External Affairs Minister To Visit Sri Lanka On 06th Of March

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is due to arrive Sri Lanka for a two day offcial visit on 06th of March prior to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Singh Modi's official visit to the country in mid March.During her Visit the Indian External Affairs Minister is scheduled to meet Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wikaramasinha and Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to tour Sri Lanka on 13th of March for a three day official visit a first by an Indian Head Of State after 25 years .He is scheduled to visit Northern Sri Lanka,Kandy and Anuradhapaura during his visit.

Airport Customs Have Detected A Consignment Of Satellite Receivers Brought By A Group Of Pilgrims

The Airport Customs have today(01)  detected Rs.1.3 million worth 335 Satellite Receivers and 81 remote controllers inside the luggage of Pilgrims returning  to the island from Dambadiva,India.  The said consignment of Satellite Receivers was found inside the luggage of 11  Pilgrims returning the island  through Chennai ,India the Customs have said.

The Customs Officials have said that the Pilgrims have brought the said Consignment of Satellite Receivers and Remote Controllers per a request made by the leader of the pilgrims who had organized the Pilgrimage.

US Hits A Record Corona Cases And Hospitalizations