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No Date Activity Action taken Result
01 2019.6.4 The manager at a leading pharmacy in Col 10 was arrested while selling Pregablin without a prescription at a high price. Produced before Magistrate courts, Maligakanda on 06.06.2019 Fined Rs 20000.00
02 2019.6.12

Arrested a pharmacist in Col 04 for    

Issuing price regulated medicine (Losartan pottacium 50 mg) exceeding the MRP

Storing 43 brands of smuggled medicines. 


Three Directors of the company were produced before Magistrate courts,Fort on 21-06-2019 &5-07-2019

Each director was fined Rs100000.00

Ordered to publish an apology in three News papers


03 2019.6.18 The owner who operated an unlicensed pharmacy in Kotte at late hours was arrested. Produced before Magistrate courts, Maligakanda on 27.6.2019

Fined Rs 35,000.00

Ordered to publish an apology in three News papers

04 2019.6.25 A wholesaler in Col 15 was arrested & bailed out for storing/selling smuggled brand of device.               Investigation is being conducted to apprehend  the importer
05 2019.6.28

At the request of Hon. Minister , the pharmacies in Chilaw were inspected to check whether 

MRP is exceeded in selling price regulated medicines

Medicines are issued without prescriptions


None was issued medicines ,exceeding the MRP

At 04 pharmacies, medicines were issued without prescriptions.


Four pharmacy owners/pharmacists were produced before Courts/ Chilaw.

Each pharmacy was fined Rs 100000.00

Ordered to publish an apology in three News papers

06 2019.7.5 A large stock of unregistered medical devices was seized and the importer was arrested in Seeduwa. Produced before Magistrate courts, Negombo on 11.7.2019 Fined Rs 50,000.00
07 2019.7.8/9

A person was arrested for 

Manufacturing medicines without a license for the premises

Manufacturing unregistered medicines

Extending the shelf life of expired medicines


Produced before Magistrate courts, Hulftsdorp  on 15.7.2019 Fined Rs 200,000.00


120, Norris Canal Road, Colombo 10