SLT Mobitel issuing a media release clarifies that since 2018, SLT Mobitel has not offered hosting services to the Lanka Government Cloud (LGC).
Recently terabytes worth of classified pharmaceutical data stored on the LGC cloud went missing.
The data regarding pharmaceutical drugs had been uploaded to the LGC by respective pharmaceutical companies along with their applications for registration and licensing of medication.
Meanwhile, the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) in its defense states that the Information & Communication Technology Agency or (ICTA) was solely responsible for maintaining and facilitating the eNMRA system (hosted on the LGC).
It notes that ICTA had sought the services of Epic Technology Group which secured the contract from NMRA to digitalize drug registrations, through a contract entered into in 2018, which was valid for a period of 5 years.
Epic Technology Group meanwhile has maintained that an employee had deleted the data stored on the LGC, which even contains classified military & intelligence-related data.
Only four individuals were aware of the entry passwords permitting access to the LGC, according to Dr. Gishantha Dassanayeke the Chairman of the All-Ceylon Government Medical Officers Association.
Speaking during a media briefing held yesterday (26) Dr. Dassanayeke said that the CID as of yet had failed to question the four individuals with password access to the LGC.
He said that perhaps the data stored on the LGC may have been deliberately deleted by the government.