Min. Champika Ranawaka focusses on shortcomings at SLAB

Min. Champika Ranawaka focusses on shortcomings at SLAB

Min. Champika Ranawaka focusses on shortcomings at SLAB

Written by Tharushan Fernando

10 Nov, 2015 | 8:53 pm

Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, at the tenth anniversary celebrations of the Sri Lanka Accreditation Board that was held at the BMICH on Tuesday, addressed the shortcomings at the Sri Lanka Accreditation Board

The Minister of Megapolis and Western Development said:

I was informed that the Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB) has accredited 55 testing laboratories, five calibration laboratories, 20 medical laboratories, two inspection bodies and five certification bodies. However, the question I raise here is, has the SLAB accredited a sufficient number of organisations to address the current needs of the country.

He further stated:

My answer is “No.” Because there are a lot of burning issues in the country in terms of quality, food safety, environmental health and safety and consumer protection which are yet to be resolved. These unresolved issues suggest that there should be a strong quality infrastructure in the country which is composed of conformity assessment bodies, regulatory bodies and SLAB in a network. We all agree that SLAB alone cannot find solution to all the burning issues unless all responsible organisations, including regulatory bodies get together

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