The prices of medicinal drugs in Sri Lanka will be increased by 29 per cent, says State Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana.

Approval for the price hike was given by the Price Control Committee of the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA).

Yesterday, the State Ministry of Production, Supply, and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals granted permission to medicinal drug importers for a reasonable price increase, due to the increase in the exchange rates.

–Ada Derana