Additional Health Secretary Dr. Saman Ratnayake remanded

Additional Health Secretary Dr. Saman Ratnayake remanded

March 2, 2024   01:48 pm

Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Health Saman Ratnayake who was arrested on Friday evening (March 01), has been remanded until March 04.

He was produced before the Maligakanda Magistrate’s Court this morning (March 02).

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) apprehended him in connection with the substandard human intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) procurement scandal.

Dr. Ratnayake was placed under arrest 9 hours after he arrived at the CID premises on Friday morning to provide a statement.


UPDATE: Dr. Ratnayake has been brought to the Magazine New Remand Prison in Colombo after the Maligakanda Magistrate ordered to place him behind bars on remand. He is slated to be moved to the Mahara Prison later.

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