GMOA to stay away from talks with govt.

2016-02-25 17:44:25

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) said today it would temporarily stay away from all discussions with the government until a national policy regarding international trade was formulated; the government reached a firm stance without making contradictory statements on the ECTA and back away from its hostile attitude towards the GMOA.

GMOA Secretary Dr. Nalinda Herath said the decision was taken following the approval of its executive committee.

“The executive committee decided that the GMOA should stay away from discussions with the government as the government is insulting the GMOA while discussions are in progress,” he said.

Dr. Herath said the GMOA had several rounds of discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama on the proposed Indo-Sri Lanka Economic and Technology Cooperative Agreement (ETCA) and added that they pointed out the negative impact on the employment sector due to the agreement.

“We propose the government that a national policy on international trade was formulated before signing international trade agreements for which the government agreed during the discussions but they do not seem to have taken any move towards that,” Dr. Herath said.

GMOA media spokesman Dr. Naveen de Soyza said the government that came to power promising to ensure opinion of opposition factions had not allowed even the opinion of the professionals.

“The government does not like to uphold the opinion of the professionals as the uprising of the professionals is the destruction of the uneducated,” he said.(Ajith Siriwardana)


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  Comments - 13

  • Coconut Republic Thursday, 25 February 2016 19:26

    Better, be away and take care of the citizens

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    Patriot Thursday, 25 February 2016 19:45

    They are not the only professionals in SL. They are trying to protect their exceptional benefits like duty free cars and ability to work for govt, gain oversesa scholarships while also working a private job at the same time,

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    MaheshJ Thursday, 25 February 2016 20:07

    Doctors should be more focused on their profession rather politics of the country !! Sri lanka is no way a different country compared to the rest of the world !!

    Reply : 1       1

    Wesko Thursday, 25 February 2016 21:30

    Yes good .. Do your job.

    Reply : 1       1

    indika1019 Friday, 26 February 2016 08:47

    These so called professionals think that they are the only professionally qualified people in this country. Please explain us about the false admission process of your Padeniya's son in to Royal Collage.

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    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 26 February 2016 08:59

    Why only doctors are worried? They care for the country, not for themselves?

    Reply : 1       1

    BV Friday, 26 February 2016 09:24


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    Nish Friday, 26 February 2016 09:24

    Our people will know it when the last leaf falls. via DM Android App

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    NZR Friday, 26 February 2016 09:32

    GMOA should mind their own business rather than put their fingers in to political matters you only qualify bach via DM iOS App

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    NZR Friday, 26 February 2016 09:36

    GMOA should mind their own business rather than put their fingers in to political matters you only qualify b degree in medicine this should be remember always via DM iOS App

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    Lion Friday, 26 February 2016 09:59

    What has happened to them? Have they ever raise their voice against any issue concerning this country.Only issue they raise is, when their permits are at stake or for increase of their salaries. Selfish clan who are educated with the money contributed by each and every one in this country wants to take poor people in this country to ransom resorting to strike when their selfish interest are threatened.

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    kandy Friday, 26 February 2016 10:46

    I am pleased by the statement and so happy that the GMOA will not talk with the Government ..hope they will talk to the patients until they get Duty Free Cars....The Mafia Kings Could look after them selves

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    naqsh Friday, 26 February 2016 14:26

    These doctors have a duty towards every citizen to pay back for paying our taxes to make them professionals

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