Govt. docs to strike tomorrow over school admission issue

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Government doctors would hold a token strike at main State hospitals in Kurunegala, Kandy and Matara tomorrow from 8 a.m. to noon over an anomaly in admitting Government doctors’ children to State schools, the GMOA said today.

“Two hundred doctors are still waiting outside Education Ministry, requesting a meeting with Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam,” Dr. Haritha Aluthge of the GMOA said.

“Unless a positive response is given by the Minister today, they would go ahead with the strike action tomorrow morning,” he said.

He said some doctors were transferred every four years according to the special transfer scheme and some doctors go for overseas training, and hence find it difficult to show five-years of permanent residence to get admissions to National Schools for their children. (Piyumi Fonseka)

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  • Labby Wednesday, 14 September 2016 03:28 PM

    What the heck is wrong with this GMOA? From the time this government took office they have been nothing but a 'pain-in-the-neck'. What's this frustration that has got into them?

    suda Wednesday, 14 September 2016 03:31 PM

    is that only applicable to doctors what about Engineer graduated from E faculties

    Chux Wednesday, 14 September 2016 03:36 PM

    Every professional should be given the equal opportunities

    Bala Wednesday, 14 September 2016 03:36 PM

    What about the public that cannot strike but yet have difficulty getting school admissions.

    lkboy Wednesday, 14 September 2016 03:36 PM

    that 5 year rule is ridiculous!

    Mandy Wednesday, 14 September 2016 03:38 PM

    Not only the doctors, all govt servants have this problem because of transfers. They think only of themselves - selfserving parasites.

    De Silva Wednesday, 14 September 2016 03:41 PM

    High time for the GovT to take some action against them

    Dc Wednesday, 14 September 2016 03:43 PM

    So tomorrow will they be refrain from privates too?

    Kushanth Wednesday, 14 September 2016 03:51 PM

    Not only doctors, Bankers , private company employees also finds the same issue. Even under Transfer criteria they doesn't consider private sectors. this as to be changed............

    Pathum Wednesday, 14 September 2016 04:02 PM

    As rich cultured Sri Lankans, we have a respect on Doctors. But, unfortunately many of Sri Lankan doctors are requesting elite privilege for them in everywhere.

    Sri Wickrama Wednesday, 14 September 2016 04:05 PM

    Not only for professionals but also for every citizen.

    Anja Wednesday, 14 September 2016 04:15 PM

    there should be PMC everywhere in the country which produce 1000 of doctors.If there is monopoly for any sector in country that should be eradicated via DM Android App

    Shadow Citizen Wednesday, 14 September 2016 04:20 PM

    Abolish free university education. give them low interest education loan to pay off when they pass out as qualified doctors. If not 50 yrs from now we will still be facing this menace after funding these guys through our tax... then they will learn the value

    Gamini Fonseka Wednesday, 14 September 2016 04:40 PM

    Will GMOA request for their children to study in popular schools in main districts and apply from remote distincts like Badulla and Puttlam for AL examination a previlage which many of the GMOA enjoyed in the past.

    daily boru Wednesday, 14 September 2016 04:41 PM

    They are government servants like policemen etc. and treat them likewise. They said once that they are going to put their children to foreign schools. better let them do that.

    sanath Wednesday, 14 September 2016 04:42 PM

    Give schools to children of all government employees transferred or not. Otherwise this will be against the quality provided by constitution.

    Sofia Wednesday, 14 September 2016 04:44 PM

    Oh but surely they will be raking in the money twice over. Leeches.

    doc Wednesday, 14 September 2016 04:48 PM

    This government flip flopped everything doctors had..thats the difference between this government and previous ..but serves them right the way they canvassed for M3 and yahapalanaya..99% were yahapalanyas ..hoda wede

    Kumar Thursday, 15 September 2016 03:40 AM

    The solution for this continuous strikes by the Doctors is toremove the artificial title Doctor and officially call them asmedical practisers.


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