The National Drug Regulatory Authority (NMRA) states that such sales are illegal and legal action will be taken against persons who do so.
At the present, licenced companies are permitted to sell such Oxygen cylinders at Rs. 80,000.
However, as the national demand for Oxygen has surged in the wake of increased Covid-19 cases, a black market for these cylinders has emerged.
The NMRA states that no one other than registered personnel are legally allowed to sell Oxygen.
(Source : Lanka C News)