Keheliya Resigns As Environment Minister due to Corruption Allegations and Ongoing Court Case on Substandard Drugs

February 06, 2024

Former Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella has resigned from his position as Minister of Environment, as declared in a special gazette issued today. The resignation, effective from February 3, comes amidst mounting allegations of corruption related to the importation of substandard drugs during his tenure as Health Minister.

Rambukwella's decision to step down from his ministerial post follows intense scrutiny and public outcry over the allegations against him. His resignation marks a significant development in the ongoing investigation into the procurement of immunoglobulin, a critical medical supply for state hospitals, which has raised serious concerns about the integrity of the healthcare procurement process.