Mar 23, 2021

NMRA chairman resigns

Professor Asita De Silva has resigned from the post of Chairman of the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA).

On March 18, 'The Morning' newspaper reported that six new replacement appointments were made to the NMRA Board by Health Minister Wanniarachchi on the recommendations made by State Minister of Pharmaceutical Production, Supply, and Regulation - Prof. Channa Jayasumana.

The newspaper later reported that NMRA Board Member - Dr. Rasitha Wijewantha has subsequently been appointed as the new Chairman.