The government says it has not faltered in opening any Letters of Credit while no shortcomings have been reported when importing medicines.
Co-Cabinet Spokesman Minister Ramesh Pathirana said the reasons for the shortage of medicine shortage are being examined by the Minister of Health.
Speaking at the weekly Cabinet media briefing, the Minister said Sri Lanka’s limited dollar reserves are mainly used for the import of essential items such as fuel and medicine.
Minister Pathirana said this is a priority, with the government’s main focus and the need of the public currently being fuel and medicine.
He added the Health Minister is looking at whether the delay is due to a shortcoming on the part of manufactures or if it is related to an issue in imports.