Withdraw new tax policy on alcohol: GMOA

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The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday urged the government to withdraw the 2018 budget proposal on new tax policy and issue of licence on alcohol with immediate effect.

Addressing a press conference, GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said that the procedure to introduce a new tax system and issue of licence on alcohol would create more tendencies among liquor users to consume more alcohol; consequently it would increase the liquor consumption which is now 20% of the total population.

“The new proposal on alcohol would provide 40% of tax concessions in importing liquor from abroad and would provide easy access for anyone to put up a liquor shop. We as a responsible union have predetermined the gravity of this issue before the budget was presented to parliament following information received from confidential sources,” Dr. Aluthge stated.

He proceeded to say that the new proposal on alcohol had violated article 6.2 and 6.3 underlined in the National Policy on Alcohol Control which was introduced in 2016 by the incumbent regime. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

 

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  • ceylon Wednesday, 15 November 2017 11:20 PM

    this is became a terryble now.this is now a pokitical party.disgusting. via DM Android App

    moda money begging group Thursday, 16 November 2017 02:43 AM

    Change the politician (not JVP), parliament, people and what ever can me. mighty GMOA

    Rohan Thursday, 16 November 2017 03:05 AM

    Tax policy is a subject for government in power and not for a trade union to dictate,If the GMOA is responsible as they claim treat the sick poor without downing tools at the drop of a hat.

    Alcoholic Thursday, 16 November 2017 06:59 AM

    Anyway, the President of Heart Association recommends 100 ml and 40 ml to adult men and women respectively!!!

    WalUura Thursday, 16 November 2017 03:06 AM

    These hypocrites have got something new to turn their attention to. Go to any GMOA meeting and see the alcohol fuelled fun and games afterwards!

    Toto Thursday, 16 November 2017 04:38 AM

    This stupid association thinks running of the country is their duty.Why not take action against doctors who are robbing innocent patients?

    joshua Thursday, 16 November 2017 07:42 AM

    Will GMOA shut up and do what is required from them. They think they are out of the world intellectuals . We saw their bird brain when they went on strike and made the people suffer. Go and do your work.

    SW Thursday, 16 November 2017 07:43 AM

    Non-ending, but ever going hatred towards the GMOA! Can anybody win hatred through hatred?

    Ruwan Thursday, 16 November 2017 07:48 AM

    Finding some reason to launch a strike?

    classified Thursday, 16 November 2017 08:08 AM

    we need GMOA to stop private practicing and get involved more on government hospital duty: that's because they were so concerned about the patients in terms of SAITM.

    Ratnayake Thursday, 16 November 2017 08:08 AM

    My salute to the GMO after hearing bad news about strike like inhuman action done by u for last 10 months

    STREETDANCER Thursday, 16 November 2017 08:41 AM

    TO DRINK. AND. DANCE. IN. THE. STREET. PROTEST. AND. VANDALISE. PUBLIC. PROPERTIES. via DM Android App

    AUSLANKA Thursday, 16 November 2017 04:56 PM

    If the Govt not listen to you - will you STRIKE again GMOA?

    Park Thursday, 16 November 2017 05:28 PM

    The fault of allowing GMOA lies with the President. President has met with them when GMOA wanted to meet him and also given into their requirements. They now think they are governing the President of the country. Its time President shows he is the head of the country. In order to do it President should immediately reduce and control the private consulting fees charged by the doctors and also set up a unit to investigate and monitor the unnecessary prescriptions and tests prescribed by these doctors.

    ceylon Friday, 17 November 2017 02:49 PM

    as most government employeesthese doctors also work only few hoursthats why they have such long time to enjoy politics as hobby. via DM Android App


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