Police willing to provide security for docs

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The Police have agreed to provide doctors with adequate security upon consideration of any threats they might face in future.This was agreed at a discussion held today at the Police Headquarters with representatives of the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA)

Meanwhile the CID has taken over investigations into the grenade throwing incident. The investigations were previously conducted by the Dehiwala police. The CID team is led by a Superintendent of Police (SP).

 Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) member and a Colombo National Hospital Senior Surgeon Dr. Lalith Abaya Ranasinghe saw the hand grenade at around 8.15am on Thursday and informed the Dehiwela police soon afterwards.

 The incident resulted in an island wide strike by doctors which commenced at 8.00am yesterday.

 Police stated that the suspects may have thrown it on Wednesday night, however, the grenade had not exploded but the pin was open..  (By Supun Dias)

  Comments - 17

  • ceylon Friday, 17 August 2012 04:12 PM

    What happened to such a peaceful county?

    ChamaraJ Friday, 17 August 2012 06:42 PM

    Thats why you get your vehicle permit and a tax free private practice Doc....

    Fazli Friday, 17 August 2012 09:50 AM

    OK thats fine ! Let them find the culprit meanwhile you call off your strike and get back to work. Its the poor masses that suffer.

    Political Illiterate Friday, 17 August 2012 10:08 AM

    Now inquiry started so end strike against the government which is our democratically elected leaders. The poor people are suffering. To catch up lost time please do 2 hours more on each shift for next 1 week. Thanks for help doctors our saviours!

    sach Saturday, 18 August 2012 05:00 AM

    I may not agree with the reasons they protest. But they should have the right to protest. CEB workers were threatened and now docs. Then later gov gives protection......hmm seems like tokkak anala oluwa athaganawa wage...

    Rajash Friday, 17 August 2012 10:08 AM

    CEB workers need protection, Doctors Need Protection, who next?

    patana Friday, 17 August 2012 10:10 AM

    Everybody but the common man gets protection.

    Just Another Citizen Friday, 17 August 2012 10:19 AM

    No security for the public?

    observer Friday, 17 August 2012 10:22 AM

    Asking doctors to do 2 hours more. O my God, they will strike again for this.

    nishadha Saturday, 18 August 2012 05:41 AM

    "The Police have agreed to provide doctors with adequate security upon consideration of any threats they might face in future."

    What is this? is this a joke or what, Now that the governemnt accept that the country is not safe even for doctors. This is what we were talking all these time. The sense of security has no longer in this country. What next, what about the general public, who is going to protec them?

    Do we have to migrate to another country, may be Australia

    Gune Friday, 17 August 2012 10:49 AM

    OOh , we will not be able to go on the road.
    take them to private practice joints much faster.

    Nodrog Saturday, 18 August 2012 06:02 AM

    But who will protect us from the doctors?

    bandara Friday, 17 August 2012 10:48 AM

    just when you thought the country was safe.
    So now you know who was behind the grenade attacks all these days

    bandara Friday, 17 August 2012 10:49 AM

    police is "willing" to provide, as though they are doing them a favour. You better provide, that is what you are paid for

    Felix Leo Friday, 17 August 2012 02:15 PM

    In case you are not aware, doctors are the only category of govt servants who work day and night, sometimes even 24 hours a day.

    Jack Friday, 17 August 2012 02:26 PM

    Not only doctors, software engineers too work for 24 hours a day or more


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