The GMOA has postponed its work stoppage by a week after discussions with Higher Education and Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella.
Earlier, it had decided to stop work from July 5 claiming that the government had failed to resolve the SAITM issue.
The GMOA said it decided to postpone its trade union action in the wake of requests made by the Asgiriya Mahanayake the Ven. Warakagoda Gnanarathana Thera, Colombo's Archbishop Rt. Rev. Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith and several other religious dignitaries.
Its secretary Haritha Aluthge said the GMOA is not an association that is prone to trade union action and a work stoppage was the final step.
Meanwhile, Dr. Aluthge warned that they would withdraw from the talks any moment if the GMOA felt there were any double standards on the part of the government or the relevant ministers. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)
GMOA is now understanding that they are on the verge of getting some medicine from the public to cure their SAITM fever
ralahamy Wednesday, 05 July 2017 07:07 AM
Is this another ruse to continue with their private practice? A number of them have been exposed by the media, indulging in private practice while holding the flag of strike. This is the best time for the media, to go behind every striking GMOA members doing private practice while on strike.
EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Wednesday, 05 July 2017 07:18 AM
Private establishments ( eg Petrol Stations, market vendors retail shops etc ) should go on strike against them. In the case of Petrol stations, it would be easier to identify them , as their vehicles display (probably for their prestige ) , a sign indicating that they are medical practitoners.
Chrissy Tuesday, 04 July 2017 03:42 PM
Sha! How nice of them!
truth Tuesday, 04 July 2017 04:04 PM
Wow! They are really thinking about the country?How patriotic are they?... ha ha.
PW Tuesday, 04 July 2017 04:06 PM
Do not fight a loosing battle.Forget the strike and get on with the work
ceylon Tuesday, 04 July 2017 05:39 PM
tired.yes get rest and start the destruction. via DM Android App
King Tuesday, 04 July 2017 05:45 PM
Seems like they have learned a lesson on Discipline
Thanos Tuesday, 04 July 2017 06:33 PM
Does this have something to do with 2 doctors being arrested after being caught demanding payments from private labs?
Art Wednesday, 05 July 2017 11:20 AM
What a farce. Is that to mean those religious leaders blessed their strikes previously? Nonsense. Call spade a spade and admit that you were frightened this time of the repercussions had you striked.
Upul Tuesday, 04 July 2017 06:41 PM
Does this Govt. has a backbone to stand against these threats of GMOA? The president should be stern on these morons who wants to take the innocent patients at ransom.
Bala Tuesday, 04 July 2017 07:06 PM
GMOA - you have no public sympathy. Please remember that.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT Tuesday, 04 July 2017 07:11 PM
As they have exhausted all avenues to be in the spotlight, and knowing very well that if they do not project themselves in the news often (coining some bogus reason or other) - they cannot save face. So , they will continue to spin some story or other to remain in the limelight. If only the media ceases to give publicity will this come to an end.
MP Tuesday, 04 July 2017 07:30 PM
Ranjit Tuesday, 04 July 2017 08:04 PM
GMOA a big 'thank you' on behalf of the millions ofinnocent sick people.Your decision is a good step towards a settlement soon.Please help the Country to go forward.
Rocky Tuesday, 04 July 2017 08:41 PM
All the religious leaders should get together and pray that the GMOA dies of dengue.
BUSHEL Tuesday, 04 July 2017 08:45 PM
Governments attitude making it a pond of blood soon. After that they will accept law of the mighty.
Lasantha de Silva Tuesday, 04 July 2017 09:06 PM
GMOA had its share of 15 minutes GLORY. Now You are HISTORY.
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