Galle Bishop denies statement

The Fides Agency had earlier reported that Bishop Raymond Wickramasinghe, the Bishop of Galle, had raised concerns about the Bodu Bala Sena in a message sent to the agency. The Bishop of Galle has denied making comments about the Bodu Bala Sena or calling the organisation “Buddhist Taliban” operating in Sri Lanka.“As reference to a news item appearing in certain Internet websites about a statement attributed to his Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. Raymond Kingsley Wickramasinghe, the Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Galle, about Bodhu Bala Sena, is not true and has no basis whatsoever. As such, his Lordship vehemently denies such a statement,” Rev.Fr. Michael Rajendram, a Spokesperson for the Galle Bishop said. However the Galle Bishop says his reference was only on the importance of Peace and Harmony among Ethnic and Religious communities in Sri Lanka, which is the need of the hour. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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CannTrust says facility in Vaughan Ont rated noncompliant by Health Canada

The Canadian Press Companies in this story: (TSX:TRST) TORONTO — Cannabis company CannTrust Holdings Inc. says its manufacturing facility in Vaughan, Ont., has been rated non-compliant by Health Canada.The company says it was notified by Health Canada on Friday and added that remedial actions were underway.The decision by the regulator was based on an inspection in July following revelations that Health Canada had found the company’s greenhouse in Pelham, Ont., to be non-compliant.The scandal has led to the ousting of the company’s chief executive and the chairman of its board of directors.The company had already implemented a voluntary hold on the sale and shipment of all cannabis products while Health Canada reviewed its Vaughan manufacturing facility.It says it continues to work with Health Canada and will provide further details of the hold and other developments as they become available.“We have retained independent consultants who have already started addressing some of the deficiencies noted in Health Canada’s report,” CannTrust CEO Robert Marcovitch said in a statement.“We are looking at the root causes of these issues and will take whatever remedial steps are necessary to bring the Company into full regulatory compliance as quickly as possible.” read more

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