The Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court yesterday issued a warrant for the arrest of former National Blood Centre Directress Dr. Mangalika Bindusara.
The warrant is for her failure to appear before Court regarding a case which involved the importing of outdated blood plasma filtering units and issuing them for usage.
When the case came up before Chief Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandara, neither the accused nor the sureties were present in Court. Defence Counsel who appeared on behalf of Bindusara told Court that his client is currently overseas.
Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption had filed a case against former Blood Bank Directress for causing financial loss to the government when importing outdated blood plasma filtering units and issuing them for usage.This case is to be taken up again on August 9.
Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption’s Deputy Director General (Legal), Ganga Heiyanthuduwa appeared for the prosecution.