Social Empowerment and Welfare Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake alleged that Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) President Dr. Anurudda Padeniya had attempted to engage in private practice today despite the GMOA’s 24-hour countrywide strike, but refrained from doing so as the Rr. Ramanayake had exposed his double standard on social media sites,
The Deputy Minister said he made an appointment with Dr. Padeniya on Thursday through e-channelling to consult him on Friday at a private hospital in Colombo.
The deputy minister said he paid Rs. 1,925 through his credit card for the appointment under reference no 14845842. The appointment time given was 4.05 pm today.
Later Mr. Ramanayake had posted the receipt of his appointment on his Facebook page this morning.
During a media conference held yesterday the Deputy Minister received a telephone call from the respective private hospital informing him that the doctor was not coming for channeling.
The Deputy Minister questioned the caller from the hospital about their delay in informing him about cancellation of the appointment. He said the doctor should have informed the public at least a day ahead without inconveniencing the patients as he was well aware of the trade union action he had organized.
“The GMOA President is making money through a major strike led by his own association. GMOA Secretary Dr. Naveen De Zoysa recently requested doctors not to engage in private practice during the strike days. I think he has forgotten to make the request from his own association’s president,” Deputy Minister Ramanayake said.
He said he made the appointment to highlight the double standard of the GMOA President and the GMOA’s political agenda, however Dr. Padeniya’s had cancelled his private practice on the strike day as soon as he posted his appointment on the social media.
Further he said former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had visited Dr. Padeniya soon after handing over his nominations at the last General Elections and Dr. Padeniya had appreciated Mr. Rajapaksa for contesting the election.
Mr. Ramanayake said that he was not criticizing all doctors, but Dr. Padeniya’s action had exposed the GMOA’s true intention.
However, Minister Ramanayake said Dr. Padeniya had to reimburse his money.
Responding on the matter GMOA Secretary Dr. Naveen De Zoysa said that Dr. Padeniya had informed the private hospital authorities that he would not attend patients on the day of the strike, but the hospital authorities had failed to update the channeling web page. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)
ceylon Saturday, 6 May 2017 00:20
puhul hora karen dene. via DM Android App
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Prakash Saturday, 6 May 2017 01:03
Good work Mr. Ranjan khan. You are supposed to be a Intelligence officer. Unfortunately you are a MP. Anyway keep it up.
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Desmond Jeromme Saturday, 6 May 2017 09:47
Hay Prakash, you and the whole nation should understand our great legend Ranjan is a One shot man, hope this shot is enough to the said doctor.
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mm Saturday, 6 May 2017 05:08
Im not saying GMOA is right but this man seems to get a kick out of making a fool of him self for cheap popularity via DM iOS App
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Nuwan Saturday, 6 May 2017 05:33
Another cheap shot by Ranja...This is purely a transaction between Hon. Ramanayake and Navaloka Hospital.
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Manuel Benjamin Saturday, 6 May 2017 09:51
Ranjan is not a cheap man like Sobana hora Weerawansa.
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suresh Saturday, 6 May 2017 05:39
It is imperative that private medical colleges be encourage to open in all the provinces and suitable incentives have to be given to achieve this development. more medical colleges will have a positive
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ASSOCIATIONS Saturday, 6 May 2017 10:23
AND FORM THE PMOA - (private medical officers association)
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LP Saturday, 6 May 2017 06:23
He himself proved, mentally he acts like a child
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Kiris Baba Amaray Saturday, 6 May 2017 09:52
You also should admit there are a bunch of JO mental cases barking like dogs always indecently.
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AjithZ Saturday, 6 May 2017 07:12
No surprise here. All these doctor who were on strike would have happily done their private practice without failure. Same goes to teachers too. No words do describe these hypocrites. Shame on you.
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Foxy Saturday, 6 May 2017 07:37
Opps... Ranjan's Mobile number is out !!!! OMG !!!
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Dee Saturday, 6 May 2017 08:17
Got another for 4:55 same day. Expose this free educated on national tv. The village Jo supporters don't have social media. Its always the same lot that throws these idiots out. Not the village people.
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chandra Saturday, 6 May 2017 08:39
Ranjans claim is incorrect. Firstly Dr. Padeniya is working in Ridgeway hospital where no staff were striked. Secondly Nawaloka has informed that his appointnent has cancelled. Seeking cheep popularity. Ranjan must be treated by peadiatrician as his brain remain as child brain. via DM Android App
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Sincere Saturday, 6 May 2017 15:34
Then why did he cancel all his Chanel appointments for the day in question if he was not wrong!
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AliG Saturday, 6 May 2017 08:55
Dr charges Rs1000 per patient. Ranjan and friends made 12 apointments. That's Rs12,000 for roughly an hours work. Not bad Mula. Imagine what these guys earn per day. Add to this the car permits and other perks. They are still greedy for more. They must think they'll live forever. These guys are supposed to be working in PUBLIC hospitals.
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German Jacob Saturday, 6 May 2017 09:55
One Shot Ranjan proved that he is an all-rounder, no-one could cheat him. Hard shot for the fools in the opposition benches.
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P. M. Jimonis Saturday, 6 May 2017 09:58
Better our President should appoint SF
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J Palitha Saturday, 6 May 2017 10:00
Ranjan furnished the top triumph card and won the game made the doctor's mouth plus JO rotters mouth closed.
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sujata Saturday, 6 May 2017 10:31
this is only the tip of the ice berg. these dubious strikes by the GMOA provides for more private practice by these doctors or they organize their annual foreign visits sponsored by pharmaceutical companies
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TJ Saturday, 6 May 2017 10:37
Why did you jump the gun? You should have posted on your face book today.
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Selvyn Saturday, 6 May 2017 10:56
Good exposure. Shameful act earning at the expense of others suffering. Surely all them will reap what they sow via DM Android App
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Shelly. Saturday, 6 May 2017 14:43
We saw that vedio peice where Padeniya in front of the then mighty King shivering like a cry baby. Red faced. via DM Android App
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brainmaster Saturday, 6 May 2017 14:45
Bravo Ranjan continue like this via DM Android App
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JAN Saturday, 6 May 2017 15:14
Ranjan Fantastic clever Performance Padeniya caught Red Handed Cheers via DM Android App
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Sincere Saturday, 6 May 2017 15:35
Ranjan moved at the wrong time. He should have waited until GMOA President started his business at the channel shop in the evening.
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Ranjitdea Sunday, 7 May 2017 07:57
Forget the strike. What are the official working hours of state doctors? 4.05?
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