GMOA gives new ultimatum for TU action

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The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) said today they had given a few more days to the government to find a solution to the issue which had arisen due to the undue intervention of the Medical Services Director in the post-Internships appointment process before their proposed trade union action on May 31.

GMOA Secretary Nalinda Herath said they attempted to resolve the issue through discussion but had to resort to a trade union action as there was no option having failed in finding a solution to the issue.

He said they would decide whether to continue their strike action on May 31 and what sort of strike it would be depending on the government’s response to it.

Dr. Herath said Medical Services Director was acting in an arbitrary manner even beyond the instructions of the health minister.

He said the GMOA was planning to complain to the Public Services Commission against the Medical Services Director over his arbitrary actions.

Dr. Herath said the strike would not be conducted in Hospitals in floods and landslides affected districts in Colombo, Gampaha, Kegalle, Puttalam and Kilinochchi and the services of Cancer Hospitals, Maternal Hospitals and Children’s Hospitals would not be affected due to the strike.

He said doctors in Batticaloa and Ampara would launch a token strike tomorrow. (Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 12

  • Arjuna Ranawana Friday, 27 May 2016 11:29 AM

    be careful !. PM has a proper injection for this.

    Sri Lankans Friday, 27 May 2016 08:46 AM

    This is blessings for Vesak or Poson?

    Renuka Friday, 27 May 2016 08:48 AM

    You guys studied and obtained medical degrees from tax payers money. Stop bullshit and do some work for the money that we contributed.

    suresh Friday, 27 May 2016 09:05 AM

    stop this free medical education funded by tax payers money and all these trade action would stop

    Retired Friday, 27 May 2016 09:06 AM

    An Association or a Union should not interfere in Public sector appointments it should be left with the Government.

    predictor Friday, 27 May 2016 06:47 PM

    Not only doctors more than 90% of the srilankan people are studying from taxpayers money. via DM Android App

    karsha Friday, 27 May 2016 09:50 AM

    dear Dr. Seems to me your COUGH is not cured yet.

    upali Friday, 27 May 2016 09:58 AM


    ratna P Friday, 27 May 2016 07:45 PM

    Our doctors are always ready to take industrial action on any trivial matters. Let's hope that Gods save our patients.

    Anil Panagoda Friday, 27 May 2016 10:04 AM

    Kindly request the GMOA to act with more restrain, especially at a time when the country is trying to come Into terms after the floods. We need our Doctors to play a vital role to meet the post-flood challenges.

    SR Friday, 27 May 2016 10:13 AM


    Bingo Friday, 27 May 2016 11:21 AM

    so you went to private school from kindergarten? SL got lot of idiots

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