BBS to assist health sector

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Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera proclaimed that the time was right for the BBS to enter into the trade union sector and to influence them to act according to the teachings of the Buddha.

The Thera said that as an initiative they would initially assist health sector trade unions. “We decided to first start with the health sector. We will interact with trade unions at the grass root level because they are the factions that know the real situation in the health sector,” the thera told a news conference today.

He said trade unions had become victims of political parties today and that they were no longer contributing to the welfare of the workers and the general public. “There have been many incidents where union leaders had achieved some of their demands which are commendable. But today trade unions seem to have no interest in their members or the public,” he said.

The Thera said that strikes carried out by the health sector trade unions that effected the treatment of patients were unacceptable. He charged that the Health Minister’s appointment of unqualified people to the health sector was the root cause of all these problems, including labour unrest.

“We will make provisions to train unqualified employees and look into their welfare. We will also appoint a Buddhist monk to operate in selected trade unions in order to help them,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

Pix by Nisal Baduge


  Comments - 21

  • lkboy Wednesday, 03 September 2014 06:54 AM

    Then what will happen to Ven. Muruttuthettuwe ananda?

    citizen Tuesday, 02 September 2014 11:39 PM

    I think already VEN Muruthetuwa HAMADURUWO is already heading so are u saying he is following some other

    Azee Tuesday, 02 September 2014 11:42 PM

    Have they not thought of joining the armed forces via DM Android App

    muslim Wednesday, 03 September 2014 08:59 AM

    Buddhism not only for Sinhalese in Sri Lanka .

    lankan Wednesday, 03 September 2014 01:14 AM

    First you under take to reform all prisons in the country for trial then move to other suitable sectors which suit your philosophy via DM Android App

    mount Tuesday, 02 September 2014 06:48 PM

    Please go to diffence also

    sl Tuesday, 02 September 2014 07:32 PM

    Wat is going on whos running the country via DM Android App

    stig Tuesday, 02 September 2014 07:41 PM

    is it just me or are they increasingly sounding like ISIS via DM Android App

    ch Tuesday, 02 September 2014 07:54 PM

    good move via DM Android App

    Alan Wednesday, 03 September 2014 04:38 AM

    I think BBS should behave according to Buddha before preaching to others,

    ACA Wednesday, 03 September 2014 04:44 AM

    Before teaching others learn how to behave like a monk according to Buddhist teaching.

    Lankaputhra Tuesday, 02 September 2014 11:36 PM

    BBS, you are not behaving according to Lord Budda's teaching. You ruin buddhism.

    mohamed asfar Wednesday, 03 September 2014 04:53 AM

    missions of the BBS has been disaster after disaster and now a new one ?

    Apsara Wednesday, 03 September 2014 05:00 AM

    Trying to clean the image after Court order regarding Lawyer Maithree issue.

    mnsmart Wednesday, 03 September 2014 05:05 AM

    Acting president?

    Cobra Wednesday, 03 September 2014 01:06 AM

    This is not at all a 'healthy' sign!

    mark Wednesday, 03 September 2014 05:14 AM

    i dont understand what wrong .....

    Don Don Wednesday, 03 September 2014 01:12 AM

    Aba saranai

    Kukula Tuesday, 02 September 2014 08:58 PM

    God save the nurses. via DM iPad app

    hilmi Wednesday, 03 September 2014 05:29 AM

    "aba saranai"

    Saman Wednesday, 03 September 2014 11:03 AM

    Please,, take doctors union also

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