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History of SPMC
Bibile - Wickramasinghe Report prepared by the late Professor Senaka Bibile and Dr S A Wickramasinghe made a strong case for the establishment of an essential drug manufacturing entity owned and managed by the government of Sri Lanka. Their report was handed over to the then Prime Minister Madam Sirimavo Bandaranayake in 1971. As the first step, the government embarked on importing essential medicinal drugs and gradually turned towards manufacturing of selected number of essential drugs fulfilling our forefathers dreams in 1985 when a proposal prepared by the Ministry of Health for the establishment of a Formulation Centre for Essential Drugs was accepted by the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA).

The principal activities of the Corporation as mandated by the State industrial corporation ACT,NO.49 of 1957 are:

Manufacturing, processing, stocking, packing and re-packing of drugs
The provision of technical know-how of the above operations
Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical researches and the standardization of drugs and
Marketing of drugs so produced

The principal activities amended by the Gazette notification dated 2019.08.20 are:

Either by itself or by entering in to such Joint Venture, public-Private Partnership or other such agreement to manufacture, process, stock, pack or repack medicine
To create subsidiary companies.
To enter into International Agreement with potential investors.
To provide technical assistance for the manufacturing and processing of medicine.
To undertake pharmacological and pharmaceutical research and the standardization of medicine.
To market medicinal products produced by the Corporation or Joint Venture or other such agreements.

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No.11, Sir John Kotelawala Mawatha,Kandawala Estate,Ratmalana,
Sri Lanka.

Last Update:
15-09-2021 07:02