The Sri Lanka Freedom Party says politicians should not be involved in investigations related to the data that is reportedly missing from the National Medicines Regulatory Authority.
Senior Vice President of the SLFP Prof. Rohana Luxman Piyadasa speaking to media in Kandy said the committees probing the incident should not include Members of Parliament.
He said if the data of the system has been erased, it is regrettable that politicians are intervening in decision making in relation to the incident as it is not their field of expertise.
Piyadasa noted, just as medical practitioners reach decisions related to medicine and education specialists for education related activities, the same matter should be dealt with by relevant experts.
He claimed at a time that the Attorney General’s Department has commenced investigations, the intervention of politicians is disheartening.
Piyadasa also expressed his disappointment that the public is faced with numerous difficulties adding that in addition to the prevalent sugar crisis, concerns have also arisen over wheat flour.
The SLFP Senior Vice President said sugar was sold at between Rs.225-250 in the recent past adding that sugar was seized in raids and was purchased from the respective institutions instead of distributing the stocks to Sathosa.
He noted a kilogram of sugar that was sold at between Rs.110-115 is now sold at a higher price through Sathosa outlets.
Piyadasa added only a kilogram was issued to citizens through Sathosa and charged that long queues were witnessed outside stores without a one-meter distance amidst the coronavirus attempting to obtain sugar.