‘National Protest Day’ against SAITM

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While declaring August 2 as the National Protest Day against SAITM, the SAITM Virodi Jana Pawra (SVJP) today said that protests and black band campaigns will be held across the island.

It was learnt that the professionals, political parties, trade unions, civil societies and university students and their parents had pledged their support to the move, to show their displeasure to the government.

SVJP organizers said the employees in the private and public sectors will wear black bands and the State and private institutions would be decorated with black flags.

Meanwhile, street demonstrations, leaflet and awareness campaigns are also scheduled to be held during the day.

It is expected that a work stoppage for several hours in the fields of medical, teaching, petroleum and several private and public institutions will be due to the scheduled event.

The move is said to be the first collective action after series of individual anti SAITM battles.

Explaining the upcoming move, the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said many protesting activities would conduct district and village wise against the government stance over the SAITM. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

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  • TONY Monday, 31 July 2017 06:53 PM

    HOPE THE COURT WILL RULE TO CONTINUE WITH SAITM. OPEN MORE PRIVATE MEDICAL COLLEGES. LONG LIVE SAITM

    REASON Tuesday, 01 August 2017 07:21 AM

    EXPENSIVE PAST TIME - wonder who is financing this - imagine the metres and metres of black material required. .Best is - the govt files action against one individual - hauls him to court - and cross examines him on why he wore a black band. ? Will be interesting to find out.- should be a normal citizen perera.

    TV REPORTER Tuesday, 01 August 2017 07:24 AM

    LET THE TV REPORTERS GET A SIMPLE SAMARITAN WHO WEARS BLACK AND QUESTION HIM . IF HE SHYs AWAY EVEN- PLEASE TELE CASTE THE SCENE.

    GMOA WALK Tuesday, 01 August 2017 07:31 AM

    Poor fellows - they are restorting to what ever way they could keep the issue alive ! Why not the DM readers suggest other ways GMOA can continue their agenda. As for me - the could all arrange for a walk from the North to the south wearing only their underwear.

    Sena Tuesday, 01 August 2017 08:09 AM

    No educational institution Medical or any other should provide sub par education. Its a serious matter as the quality of graduates have been dropping and values have been dwindling. Private educational institutions charge hundreds of thousands from parents who wants the best education for their kids are being conned everyday. We should have an independent body auditing every curriculum offered by all private institutions. I also criticise the GMOA's actions; right-now they are reflecting the quality of education non medical they received and their actions are hurting the country. People are losing all respect for doctors.

    Mohamed Hisham Tuesday, 01 August 2017 08:16 AM

    'National protest day' my foot !

    ONE SRILANKAN Tuesday, 01 August 2017 09:18 AM

    We want to find solution to issue along with SAITEM students as they applied for this education on trust of the saitem nanagement ,But they have done this misleading parents of saitem students, they are miserable we should try to get them to govt universities while getting compensation for who have not adequate qualification from saitem management subject to nit opening private medical college inSRI Lanka forever ,,Should punish Sameera senaratne as well as contrary Nevil fernanado ,,Sould bring no faith motion to Rajitha senarathne based on acquire the loss making SAITEM hospital to govt to misuse puble funds

    SAM SPARROW Wednesday, 02 August 2017 09:41 AM

    Please go and waste your time in that protest. We don't mind..

    suresh Tuesday, 01 August 2017 09:51 AM

    lets declare 3rd August as anti GMOA day, where all right minded people will protest against the unruly tactics of this GMOA thugs

    malij Tuesday, 01 August 2017 01:03 PM

    Stop the electricity and the water supplies for homes of the striking doctors. People who do not care a hoot about other peoples rights are not entitled for such rights.

    ceylon Tuesday, 01 August 2017 01:23 PM

    corrupt activists.why no national day against mahinda led theives . via DM Android App

    Mercedes Tuesday, 01 August 2017 02:22 PM

    Let anti-SAITM day be a day of mourning for these GMOA medical practitioners.Let public treat them well.

    ceylon Tuesday, 01 August 2017 02:40 PM

    these are thugs disguised as doctors. via DM Android App

    TONY Tuesday, 01 August 2017 05:50 PM

    LETS BOYCOTT PRIVATE PRACTICE

    TONY Tuesday, 01 August 2017 05:53 PM

    HOW CAN THE GMOA CALL IT "NATIONAL....... " WHEN A MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE ARE NOT IN FAVOUR OF THIS PROTEST

    kondaya77 Tuesday, 01 August 2017 09:59 PM

    Every day is a day of protest in Lanka.This is what happens when people have nothing to do.Join the thugs.

    heidi Tuesday, 01 August 2017 10:08 PM

    Shameless , despicable , lowdown scoundrels! Qualifying with tax payers money and hitting out at the poorest of the poor.! No humanity, no compassion ! Why can't they show their protest by not doing private practice? After all ,they should be against all things PRIVATE , should'nt they?


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