GMOA to consider quitting talks with Presidential Committee

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If the Presidential Committee, chaired by Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs Dr. Harsha de Silva, decides to turn SAITM into a non-profitable entity via SLIIT or any other institution without completely nationalising it, the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) will reconsider its participation to the committee, GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said.

Addressing a recent press conference, Dr. Aluthge said the association took part in two committee meetings upon invitation and that Dr. Silva was making several attempts to resolve the matter.

“All participants were requested by Chairman Dr. Silva not to inform the press about the ‘sensitive talks’ as they would influence the decisions taken by the committee. Therefore, the GMOA did not expose what were discussed. We waited and watched the situation on two occasions but could not bear any longer. Therefore, we forwarded our observations to Dr. Silva. The committee was appointed to look into what has to be done to make the October 29 government stance a reality,” he said.

Meanwhile, GMOA Assistant Secretary Dr. Naveen De Zoysa said the Deputy Minister was trapped in a snare and in search of a solution to the matter.

"My new committee is only to implement the president’s recommendations. That’s all what I have to say.” Dr. Harsha de Silva responded. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

 

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  • sathees Tuesday, 05 December 2017 07:57 AM

    You can quit altogether! No one will miss you guys!

    Banda Tuesday, 05 December 2017 12:23 PM

    GMOA idiots are still creating problems. Confiscate their properties earned with poor peoples money. make a stop to private practicing

    AS Tuesday, 05 December 2017 08:21 AM

    GMOA is a serious threat to freedom of education in Sri Lanka. It is high time for people to come to street to protect it.

    Kadiya Tuesday, 05 December 2017 08:54 AM

    Does it really matter, you morons?????

    SA.M SPARROW Tuesday, 05 December 2017 09:04 AM

    Welcome back GMOA. We totally forgot about your dramas. Let the new season of comody starts.

    Dhanush Tuesday, 05 December 2017 09:05 AM

    we public also expect that from you and concentrate on treating patients rather than doing politics

    Ram Tuesday, 05 December 2017 10:41 AM

    So GMOA has now confirmed that they are not for private medical schools. They don't say Why. It is to fatten their pockets by training foreign medical students for EPRM exam. Personal gain.

    TONY Tuesday, 05 December 2017 11:16 AM

    GMOA THOUGH PROFESSIONALS MAY BE FEELING INFERIORITY COMPLEX AS THEY CONSIDER THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE COMES FROM A HIGHER CLASS THAN THEM

    willowsd Tuesday, 05 December 2017 11:35 AM

    Is there anyone can make a decision to ban this organization as it is hurting the country and it's people's human rights. It is a gross violation of Human Rights of the citizens of this country every time they open their dirty mouths.

    druvi Tuesday, 05 December 2017 11:48 AM

    Why don't you quit the Country for the greater welfare of the general public.

    Sunil Tuesday, 05 December 2017 12:05 PM

    Someone needs to take to these guys with a pol piththa!

    Samson Tuesday, 05 December 2017 12:42 PM

    These thugs must go back and strike till the public give them a proper answer.

    Jeranimo Fdo. Tuesday, 05 December 2017 12:50 PM

    Just imagine, if one of these bastards become president of this country one day, he will immediately abolish free medical service and convert all the national hospitals to private -paying hospitals.

    ceylon Tuesday, 05 December 2017 01:09 PM

    still didnt stop destroying peoples servicesseducation and progress of the country.must make them pay the unlimited lossess to students and state. via DM Android App

    ceylon Tuesday, 05 December 2017 01:11 PM

    private medical school no good but private medical.practice is good.these traitors must punish with strokes from canes. via DM Android App

    Man Tuesday, 05 December 2017 02:01 PM

    Thank you GMOA and all others for fighting for the rights of innocent patients as they want to consult well qualified doctors who have done Bio Science and passed well at the Advanced Level exam. Keep it up, till the ambition is achieved.

    alex Tuesday, 05 December 2017 02:08 PM

    quitting or asked to get out?

    Sincere Tuesday, 05 December 2017 02:08 PM

    Why not quite completely and forever and let the people elected government to carry on its responsibilities towards its people peacefully?

    Mo Tuesday, 05 December 2017 03:48 PM

    GMOA people talk every subjects as they are the expert on them. President of GMOA talk about economy recently. (http://divaina.com/daily/index.php/puwath-2/4005-2017-12-02-04-41-73). GMOA thinks Sri Lanka does not have a government and they are the rulers of the country.

    Park Tuesday, 05 December 2017 06:58 PM

    Its time President takes firm action against GMOA. There is no point in giving them special concessions such as importation of cars, selection of schools for their children etc. These concessions which ordinary citizens do not have should come attached with conditions that they do not take political actions whereby GMOA strikes and plays with the lives of the citizens.

    Palitha Tuesday, 05 December 2017 07:18 PM

    "Quit For Ever....!!!""EVERYBODY WILL BE HAPPY.(including your family members)...!!!"

    Salitha Wednesday, 06 December 2017 07:34 AM

    If any one know's tha yesterday Cabinet meeting wil understand what GMOA saying is true , but unfortunately most of other organizations done have backbone to forward there vive? Politicos can easily fool general public but not easy with GMOA

    ONLOOKER. Wednesday, 06 December 2017 07:38 AM

    ITS. VERY. MUCH APPRECIATED. IF. GMOA. FIELD. THEIR. CANDIDATES. FOR. THE. LOCAL GOVT.ELECTION WITHOUT HIDING UNDER A POLITICAL PARTY AND MAKING. SUFFER THE POOR PEOPLE. via DM Android App


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