Dr. Savin Samege has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Drug Regulatory Authority. It is reported that this appointment has been made by President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
Saveen Samege is the Deputy Director of the Army Hospital and was in charge of the covid vaccination program.
Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella had nominated Dr. Vijith Gunasekera, Director of the Maharagama Hope Hospital, for the post, but the proposal was rejected.
Meanwhile, Dr. D.S. Samarasinghe has been appointed as the Managing Director of the Pharmaceutical Corporation. He was a senior official in the Procurement Division of the State Ministry of Pharmaceuticals, Supplies, and Regulation.