Five civil society activists have been arrested while staging a ‘Satyagraha’ campaign in front of the Criminal Investigations Department today (31) demanding the arrest of former Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella.
Unions and civil society organisations staged a ‘Satyagraha’ campaign today, demanding that the former Health Minister be arrested over his alleged involvement in the controversial import of substandard medicines.
Rambukwella was due to appear before the CID today, however had failed to do so on account of having to appear before the Colombo High Court over another case.
Thus, the Minister had requested the CID for a different date, Ada Derana learns.
Meanwhile, Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Health Dr. Saman Ratnakaye was also summoned before the CID today to record a statement.
He was subsequently arrested and produced before the Maligakanda Magistrate’s Court.