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Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama appointed new chairman of NMRA

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Senior Consultant Physician Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama has been appointed as the new Chairman of the National Medicines Regulatory Authority.

Minister of Health Ramesh Pathirana appointed Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama to the post.

He has replaced Professor S.D. Jayaratne as the NMRA Chair following several allegations over the importation of substandard medicines.

However, the new appointment has been met with stiff opposition as Dr. Wijewickrama was a Director Board member of the NMRA at the time when a database of the institution was found to have been erased.

Speaking at a media briefing recently, Health Professionals Association President Ravi Kumudesh stated that the biggest reason behind the irregularities that occurred at the NMRA, was the erasing of the database.

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278 prison inmates to be pardoned

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A total of 278 inmates at prisons across the island will be released tomorrow in view of Vesak festival, the Prisons Department said.

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Parliament suspended due to lack of quorum

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Parliament sessions were abruptly suspended until June 04 due to a lack of quorum. 

There were less than 20 member present during the time of suspension. 

MP Jagath Samarawickrama was at the Chair.

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Notice for students sitting for Grade 5 scholarships

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The Department of Examinations has announced that the 2024 Grade Five Scholarship Examination will be held on September 15 this year.

It adds that applications for the examination will be accepted online from May 27 – June 14, 2024 and acceptance of applications will not be extended beyond the announced period.

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