Software engineer arrested over NMRA data loss further remanded

The software engineer of Epic Lanka Technologies, who was arrested in connection with the deletion of National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) data, has been further remanded until November 16 by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court.

The order was given when the case was taken up before Colombo Chief Magistrate Buddika C. Ragala today (November 02).

The Criminal Investigation Department took the software engineer in question into custody at Wellapita in Divulapitiya on September 28.

During interrogations, the suspect had divulged that he had erased the relevant data from the database using a special command.

The investigating officers have uncovered that the IP address of the source of the command and the IP address of the software engineer’s computer is the same. – ada derana

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