Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) President Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya is tipped to be appointed as Secretary to the Health Ministry, an official said.
GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge told Daily Mirror that a proposal had come from the government that Dr. Padeniya was to be appointed Secretary to the Health Ministry. He said this was conveyed to the GMOA over the weekend.
“Dr. Padeniya has been proposed both by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. We are highly pleased with Dr. Padeniya being proposed to be appointed to the said post. We are of the opinion that Dr. Padeniya is more than eligible to this responsible position. As President Rajapaksa pronounced in election rallies that professionals would be appointed to State-owned enterprises and statutory bodies, we think it is an appropriate decision,” he said.
He said they would render their fullest support to Dr. Padeniya in the event of him being appointed as Health Ministry Secretary.
“Dr. Padeniya will lose all his positions including the membership and chairmanship of GMOA once he is appointed as Health Ministry Secretary,” he said. (Sheain Fernandopulle)
Comments - 19
Yehiya Monday, 25 November 2019 07:23 PM
He will destroyed the service.
Pa-dei Monday, 25 November 2019 07:23 PM
Let us see how this guy talks now!!!
Kapila Senaratne Monday, 25 November 2019 07:25 PM
Hopefully there won’t be any more Strikes
Made UNP as a bunch of fools Monday, 25 November 2019 07:25 PM
Now we know the master plan by MR/GR to send and defeat UNP. Good show, RW it is too late to learn.
mokan kosappu Monday, 25 November 2019 07:27 PM
For this only you created all the problems in the past and made public to suffer. You are a disgrace to medical profession
Richard T Monday, 25 November 2019 07:32 PM
So there will be no trade union actions by GMOA?
Nimal Monday, 25 November 2019 07:40 PM
Hurrah!!. No more GOMA/Saitm strikes in future!
Dr.Siri Monday, 25 November 2019 07:48 PM
Is he not corrupted
Spartacus Monday, 25 November 2019 07:52 PM
Looks like the true color of these arseholes who went on strike for even without reason can be seen now.
Jiff Monday, 25 November 2019 08:00 PM
Politics aside this is what singapore did. Get competent people to get the job done.
Rds Monday, 25 November 2019 08:04 PM
It is like appointing the classroom bully as its monitor
BUSHEL Monday, 25 November 2019 08:12 PM
THE MOST SUITABLE SON OF THE ISLAND. HOPE HE WILL ACCEPT THE APPOINTMENT.
sam silva Monday, 25 November 2019 08:32 PM
Patient Monday, 25 November 2019 11:03 PM
GMOA will not have any more grievances or demands in future and therefore won't threaten to strike or go on strike.
Clayton G Tuesday, 26 November 2019 10:03 AM
There are so many complaints against previous regime, corruption by buying drugs,without nationalized pay millions to Neville Fernando hospital,stop anything like SAITM appear again
Chris Fernando Tuesday, 26 November 2019 10:10 AM
Now we know the reason for all the strikes of the Doctors in the past.
How unprofessional are these people!
They will pay one day for all the hardships caused to the poor people
Dr.Nadeshan Melbourne Tuesday, 26 November 2019 11:02 AM
What a shame, This fellow got on to stage for GRs victory, now the perks on offer. Go to hell GMOA.
Ijaz Tuesday, 26 November 2019 12:00 PM
Dr. Strike has been appointed as the secy.
Mokan Kosappu Tuesday, 26 November 2019 05:43 PM
What happens if he sent to jail for pending court case on contempt of court charges
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