SC ruling on SAITM graduate: GMOA to decide its next step

2018-09-22 08:20:32

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) said yesterday it would take decisive steps next week in connection with the Supreme Court upholding the Appeal Court ruling which had directed the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) to register MBBS graduates of SAITM.

GMOA Secretary Haritha Aluthge told a news conference that their counsel were currently studying the facts included in the judgment and that the GMOA’s emergency Central Committee which was scheduled to meet next week would decide on this matter.

“President Maithripala Sirisena said recently the government had solved the ‘SAITM garbage dump’. The government has decided to abolish SAITM owing to many defects of its standards. Even an Act was passed in Parliament securing the future of SAITM students. However, the situation has changed now,” he said.

He said they would further discuss these matters with President Sirisena. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

  Comments - 26

  • Smart guru Saturday, 22 September 2018 10:05

    A law to prevent trade unions from causing inconvenience to the public should be brought. Such a law exists in more developed nations. Stern action should be taken against them if they strike even after the Supreme Court has given a verdict. Saitm issue is resolved now and there is no two ways about it. The remaining students have got justice but lost 2 years of their lives because of the gmoa and slmc rascals. The gmoa and slmc should be held accountable to this and a sentence should be handed to them!

    Reply : 9       88

    Palugaswewa Saturday, 22 September 2018 10:21

    No discussions necessary. Admit the defeat and shame and just obey the court order and keep your dirty mouth shut. You are a disgrace to all the others in your noble profession.

    Reply : 7       85

    Tharanga Saturday, 22 September 2018 10:27

    Who governs the Law in this banana land? Supreme Court gave the verdict against the Medical council but who is now talking? This is what Prof Colvin exactly said Medical council is now hijacked by few people for their Marxist ideology. What can you expect from the Medical council to safeguard innocent patients if it has no authority.

    Reply : 4       69

    Raj Saturday, 22 September 2018 10:39

    Aiyo siri......... Please keep your mouth shut when you speak in the next some public rally. And the the judiciary decide

    Reply : 2       41

    Rohantha Saturday, 22 September 2018 10:48

    With your next step, be ready to share the same cell with your President for contempt of court.

    Reply : 3       50

    Frank Saturday, 22 September 2018 10:50

    SC Will make the gmoa executive committee members as neighbours to rev Gnanasara

    Reply : 2       48

    perera R Saturday, 22 September 2018 11:03

    Docotors should not do politics, taking poor people for a ride.

    Reply : 3       54

    Handipora Saturday, 22 September 2018 12:07

    These people are fast proving themselves a bunch of ruffians who have no regard law and order in the country also a undisciplined lot. Poor Sri Lanka, God save us

    Reply : 1       40

    rew Saturday, 22 September 2018 12:15

    Next step for GMOA is to Shut Up

    Reply : 1       45

    Sanjeewa Saturday, 22 September 2018 11:27

    'Decisive action' ? Strike. There is no difference between tiger terrorists and the GMOA. Terrorists kept innocent civilians hostage and GMOA keeps innocent patients hostage. Mr President show some guts do not discuss with GMOA anymore.

    Reply : 2       52

    Lokka Saturday, 22 September 2018 11:37


    Reply : 2       25

    Ceylon Saturday, 22 September 2018 11:49

    Hello funny doctor,do your job,treat the good books.meditate to erase jealousyness from your mind.

    Reply : 3       43

    Zub Saturday, 22 September 2018 11:58

    So these thugs now don't want to accept the SC ruling. What do these idiots think they are? after studying at the expense of the county's poor citizens they want to rule the county the way they want. I think the public should rise up now and teach these rascals a good lesson which they will never forget.

    Reply : 2       33

    Kevin Saturday, 22 September 2018 12:10

    Don't know how to serve patients. Don't know how to do politics. Pathetic animals called doctors...

    Reply : 2       32

    Ceylon Saturday, 22 September 2018 13:39

    Animals as doctors disguise.

    Reply : 2       25

    Jagath Jayasuriya Saturday, 22 September 2018 12:14

    Please make legislation for medical negligence . in sri lanka . Furthermore prevent Sri lanka from getting exploited by Christian cults , who delude and exploit the elderly and gullable people .

    Reply : 19       11

    Samson Saturday, 22 September 2018 12:24

    You should stop your politics. When the previous govt approved this you were silent and have obstructed the present govt. If you don't like please resign your jobs, you can also strike or criticize the judiciary and go to jail. Select one of these without inconveniencing the public.

    Reply : 1       22

    Kevin Saturday, 22 September 2018 12:30

    They think they are gods, above even the Supreme Court. But did the GMOA question their members who are conniving with criminals to issue medical certificates to keep criminals ensconced in hospital beds? A body that includes connivers, are now above the Supreme Court. Anyone subverting the rule of law should be sent to prison, and not to prison hospital beds either.

    Reply : 3       24

    Wije Saturday, 22 September 2018 13:04

    Next step STRIKE

    Reply : 3       11

    Gamarala Saturday, 22 September 2018 13:12

    All this comments looks like gread 5Pass people. Next time everyone can get Medicine from Singapore or srilankan carpenter or masons.Then everyone understand what's doc tryTo save.

    Reply : 41       11

    abc Saturday, 22 September 2018 13:53

    You ARE a real gamarala, wanting to live like a slave

    Reply : 2       32

    Smart Guru Saturday, 22 September 2018 14:38

    Funny, that most of the positive comments are in good educated english, while the negative ones are in poor english like yours!. I wonder why? lol!!

    Reply : 3       30

    GIANT step for GMOA Saturday, 22 September 2018 14:15

    "{decide its next step" - hope common sense prevails - and the next step is backwards

    Reply : 1       15

    Wise Donkey Saturday, 22 September 2018 14:21

    We know your next step very well; STRIKEWho cares go ahead! Hell is awaiting you.

    Reply : 3       16

    Rosh fdo Saturday, 22 September 2018 14:52

    In case of tu action teachers u get ready to chase off docs children from schools....policemen u stop and fine every doc vehicle, gov and pvt workers stage a counter strike against these morons

    Reply : 2       26

    Rohan Saturday, 22 September 2018 17:01

    Just Shut Up n Accept the Verdict. Period

    Reply : 2       28

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