Police attack on students HR violation: GMOA

2017-10-11 21:09:48

The Police attack on anti-SAITM protesters on Tuesday was a violation of Human Rights, the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) said today.

While condemning Tuesday’s Police attack on anti-SAITM protesters, GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge told a news conference that the incident could be regarded as a serious issue.

“We have witnessed how the authorities have attempted to control anti-SAITM protests by State University students, with the use of water cannons, tear gas and in several other ways,” he added.

He said it was necessary to reveal who made orders to attack these protesting students in such a way.

He also said that the GMOA would be forced to take stern trade union actions in future if authorities continued to delay providing a reasonable solution to the SAITM issue.

Meanwhile, the Medical Faculty Students’ Parents’ Association (MFSPA) also condemned the attack on anti-SAITM protesting university students by the Police on Tuesday.

MFPSA Media Spokesman Dr. Nimal Karunasiri told a news conference that it would lodge complaint with Human Rights organizations at international level, against the attack.

He also claimed that tear gas that was fired to disperse protesting students was “expires”.

“We will be forced to resort to fast unto death protest, if the authorities did not provide us with a reasonable solution to the SAITM issue. We are ready to sacrifice our lives to obtain justice for our children,” he added.(Kalathma Jayawardhane)


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  Comments - 27

  • surasena Wednesday, 11 October 2017 21:28

    How about refusing medication for patients?Are they not Human and without any rights? Please stop your "Crab" Talks.

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    Yehiya Thursday, 12 October 2017 09:57

    People took the law to hand

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    pragathi Wednesday, 11 October 2017 21:38

    What about our rights to travel freely on roads..? who cares about the violation of our right of free movement..? aren't we humans GMOA..?

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    Chaminda Thursday, 12 October 2017 15:43

    GMOA may care if they also treated similar to student protesters.

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    Pragathi Wednesday, 11 October 2017 21:41

    What about our right to travel without a hassle..? why don't you care about violation of our 'rights' of traveling free..? it is everybody's right to protest - but GMOA; it should be done without violating others' rights..

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    TONY Wednesday, 11 October 2017 22:32


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    Wise Donkey Wednesday, 11 October 2017 22:43

    These doctors have lost all the respect they had previously from the general public. What a come down for these thugs.

    Reply : 0       42

    Abdul Hameed Wednesday, 11 October 2017 23:07

    What about earning hefty money at private hospital and clinics during strike. Are not we humans too. Give us free medical care if you want free education. Students are forced to strike I think because of their mark issue.

    Reply : 0       39

    Ajith Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:37

    "GMOA" you are so.. predictable. Thanks for the laugh.

    Reply : 0       41

    sedera Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:40

    I will bet with anyone the content of next three "GMOA" press conference. Any takers.

    Reply : 0       30

    Malli Thursday, 12 October 2017 09:46

    Students must be at the campus not on public roads. Students do violate HR of the general public take them to custody and sort them out. Enough is Enough

    Reply : 0       16

    suren Thursday, 12 October 2017 09:49

    I like the last paragraph. Please go ahead and do that. That will be the final and most reasonable solution and we can all go on with our normal lives

    Reply : 0       15

    gamini Thursday, 12 October 2017 09:50

    Human Rights don't apply when you violate a court order

    Reply : 0       15

    kumara Thursday, 12 October 2017 09:54

    yes police attack on students is wrong, they should have attacked the GMOA head and its members who are using the students as a scapegoat to enhance their incomes and monopoly

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    Citizen Perera Thursday, 12 October 2017 10:01

    Refusing to treat patients are far greater crime than human rights of hooligans.

    Reply : 0       16

    ceylon Thursday, 12 October 2017 10:07

    good police attack these thugs.otherwise people ready to attack them. via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       15

    Ronnie Bugger Thursday, 12 October 2017 10:26

    The GMOA Secretary and these so called students should be brought to the Galle Face, stripped of their pants and given a severe caning until they bleed from their backsides. All this is because we have a sissy as law and order minister.

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    Iqbal Thursday, 12 October 2017 11:30

    Please carry out your last threat "We are going to fast unto death". GROBR.Ii will organize a Pelpaliya for your funeral.

    Reply : 0       4

    FASTING IN THE PROPER way - WITHOUT CHEATING Thursday, 12 October 2017 17:00

    We expect you to me honest when fasting - no food or any liquid intake please - allow monitors to supervise

    Reply : 0       3

    joes Thursday, 12 October 2017 11:40

    I don't want to call these thugs any more a doctor. They are really thugs. They have demoted their status from doctor to to thugs. They have already lost their credibility. They don't know what is human rights. If they know they wont protest on the roads. Students - get back to uni and study. Doctors get back to government hospitals and pay back what you guys owe to the public.

    Reply : 0       6

    mahen Thursday, 12 October 2017 11:58

    GMOA has taken students as their scapegoats while enjoying all their perks. this is very shame GMOA

    Reply : 0       4

    Clinton Thursday, 12 October 2017 12:20

    These THUGS are violating human rights of everybody else including STUDENTS and their PARENTS.

    Reply : 0       5

    mahinda Thursday, 12 October 2017 12:30

    Striking and letting the poor patients suffer

    Reply : 0       5

    Upul Thursday, 12 October 2017 16:04

    Thank you for your comment, but nobody cares about your feelings as you don't care about the feelings of sick people who needs attention.

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    amitha Thursday, 12 October 2017 19:28

    what the protestors are doing is also a violation on the common man's Human Rights - GMOA should adhere to laws - and tear gas expired? Naturally when they hv had to use so much quantity in such few days. Do U expect them to chk expiry first and then shoot? This is a joke..

    Reply : 0       0

    hubert Thursday, 12 October 2017 19:44

    Refused to treat sick is what worst HR violation

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    Aristotle Thursday, 12 October 2017 20:59

    Don't be surprised if you and your families will be attacked by people at the next GMOA strike. Mind you there will be no police to intervene and investigate in to your complaints.

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