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GMOA forms new alliance

10 July 2017 06:30 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Frontline Socialist Party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), Hela Urumaya, Joint Opposition and several trade unions today pledged their support to the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) to form a new alliance to abolish the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM).

In a press briefing where four political parties, trade union representatives and student unions participated, the GMOA announced the means of defeating Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne’s alleged move to violate the Medical Ordinance and establish the SAITM by forming the new alliance, called ‘SAITM Virodi Jana Pawra’.

Representatives of the unions in the fields of health, electricity, petroleum, education, water, postal, ports, transport had participated in the event.

Meanwhile, GMOA Assistant Secretary Dr. Naveen De Soysa said they would hold a national convention to gather all the anti SAITM protesters on July 20.

He said the new alliance would carry its fight until the government abolishes the SAITM.

Dr. De Soysa warned the government that they would take stern action if the government moves further with its stance to continue the SAITM.

He said the Government has two choices left which is to safeguard the SAITM and watch it topple or abolishes the SAITM and remain in power.

It was learnt that the GMOA has formed the country’s biggest alliance with the biggest private and public trade unions and political parties. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 8

  • malij Tuesday, 11 July 2017 05:21 PM

    Unholy alliance.

    dulan Tuesday, 11 July 2017 07:39 AM

    What's new?They were together from day1 on this .Now they come out openly

    joshua Tuesday, 11 July 2017 07:58 AM

    alliance of goons, killers and power hungry politicians on the same platform. Go bless SL !

    Percy Tuesday, 11 July 2017 08:11 AM

    JVP and Hela Urumaya had backed the wrong horses at crucial issues/moments, which have deprived them valuable opportunities of gaining voter confidence !

    nick Tuesday, 11 July 2017 08:23 AM

    sad that country is going in wrong direction as all the political parties looking for their own advantage on the expenses of the public if we go in this speed soon we will be one of the least develop country in Asia well behind myanmar maybe closer to somalia & Ethiopia GDP via DM Android App

    Vernon Tuesday, 11 July 2017 08:25 AM

    From those who have joined together it is pretty obvious to us that the objective is not just abolishing SAITM, where some would not be having any idea what medical education is all about, and it does not concern their profession at all. Don't these idiots read the public opinion amply displayed in the comments made by DM readers?

    Lasantha Pethiyagoda Tuesday, 11 July 2017 08:25 AM

    The GMOA should now be registered as a political party and asked to contest in the local government elections..Maybe the next national president will be from the GMOA?

    lkboy Tuesday, 11 July 2017 11:36 AM

    Like the 2015 election?

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