Sri Lanka’s State Pharmaceutical Corp faces blacklisting – PM

Sri Lanka’s government-owned State Pharmaceutical Corporation (SPC) is facing black listing from foreign companies after the SPC failed to settle its dug import bills for the last four months, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Monday (16).

Sri Lanka’s dollar shortage has forced it to reduce imports of medicines including some essential and life saving drugs.

Wickremesinghe said there is a severe shortage of a number of medicines including drugs required for heart disease as well as surgical equipment.

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