The Health Ministry Secretary Dr.Nihal Jayathilake and the media officer of the Ministry D.Wanninayake whose names have been mentioned in related to most of the corrupt tender deals of Health Ministry in recent times set to be removed from there posts with immediate effect. media officer Wanninayake has already been removed from his post with effect from yesterday according to the reliable sources.
The former media officer who has removed from his post in the health ministry yesterday too involved in most of the corrupt tender deals reported from the ministry and received huge sums of money as commissions from some corrupted drug companies for supporting them till the date he has been removed sources said.Besides his involvement in corrupt tender deals,Dr.Jayathilake who has just returned from Geneva,Switzerland after attending the Health Assembly of The World Health Organization(WHO) has been criticized by the Nurses Unions and the Government Midwives Union over his controversial decisions taken regarding the midwifery training issue of Nurses.
However there are reports that Dr.Jayathilake is to assume duties as the new Treasury Secretary replacing the current secretary Dr.P.B Jayasundera . Dr.Jayasundera is to leave his post due to the influence of government minister and the leader of National Democratic Front Wimal Weerawansha who is criticizing the economic policies adapted by Dr.Jayasundera..