Call to monitor cosmetic products
Sri Lanka needs a separate authority to monitor and control cosmetic
products, a leading cosmetics producer in Sri Lanka said.
Chairman and Managing Director of Nature's Secrets, Saman
Kumarasinghe said as there was no proper institution to inspect and
authorise cosmetic products, especially imports, consumers are left
vulnerable to potentially dangerous products.
Unscrupulous manufactures and traders have introduced sub-standard
products to the market, using loopholes in the present Act, he added.
The regulation of Cosmetics was earlier done by the Cosmetic Devices
and Drugs Regulatory Authority (CDDA) which was replaced by the National
Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA). Recently, Nature's Secrets and
the Vocational Training Authority (VTA) signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) to provide training opportunities for students in
the beauty culture industry. The MoU was signed by Chairman, VTA, Major
General (rtd), Gamini Hettiarachchi and Chairman and Managing Director,
Nature's Beauty Creations Ltd., Samantha Kumarasinghe.
Through this agreement, the two institutions will provide
opportunities for professional training with reputed consultants and
specialists in the beauty culture industry.