Will surround Colombo on 15: GMOA

2017-09-12 18:57:03

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) today warned that it would surround the Colombo City on Friday (15) if the government failed to provide an lasting solution to the SAITM issue.

It said that the Presidential committee appointed to look into the matter headed by Deputy Minister Harsha de Silva was to hand over its report last Monday (11) but had failed to do so leaving them with no option put to launch a trade union action.

GMOA Assistant Secretary Dr. Naveen De Zoysa said the there was no use in appointing Presidential committees as only the Health Minister’s views were being sought and would be implemented.

Therefore he warned the government to brace itself for a backlash as the whole of Colombo would be surrounded by members of the GMOA and many anti-SAITM forces on Friday (15), thus causing the authorities much inconvenience if they did not solve the issue before that.

He advised the general public to get ready to be inconvenienced as a result or to avoid entering Colombo during the time the trade union action would take place.

Further, he said the GMOA had given the government a deadline, which was September 21 to come up with a solution to the SAITM issue and warned that an Islandwide trade union action would be launched after the deadline date. “After the 21st the government will experience unprecedented trade union action that would be launched by us,” he said.(Thilanka Kanakarathna)


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  Comments - 41

  • Ramesh Tuesday, 12 September 2017 19:22

    GMOA is the only genuine Opposition in this country to keep the govt on its toes.

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    Patient Wednesday, 13 September 2017 12:51

    This must be the implementation of Prof. Carlo Fonseka's "Toppling the government".

    Reply : 1       6

    Quakula Wednesday, 13 September 2017 12:57

    Brainless twit. Must be a GMOA quack

    Reply : 0       13

    Susantha Tuesday, 12 September 2017 19:27

    A govt that sells nation's assets to foreigners to cling on to power should be sent home.

    Reply : 110       9

    Ashwin Benjamin Tuesday, 12 September 2017 21:42

    ..but that that doesn't mean that these doctors could violate the rights of the public by inconveniencing them.

    Reply : 4       116

    dulan Wednesday, 13 September 2017 08:23

    It was MR who sold land to Chinese in Port City and Shangrila. Get real This govt leased it to a company where govt also has shares

    Reply : 2       49

    baby Tuesday, 12 September 2017 19:33

    the lasting solution these people want is to close SAITM. But for the majority closing SAITM is not the solution

    Reply : 4       104

    Manik Tuesday, 12 September 2017 19:37

    Hel... minister please resign.

    Reply : 80       9

    Ranjith Tuesday, 12 September 2017 19:48

    Hope the government will act as a government that people has appointed and take stern action to punish these thugs. GMOA will soon understand that the majority of the nation are fed up with these jealousy acts. Every where in the world there are private medical institutions.If there is a problem with the entry policy that need to be addressed. Anyway the real rich people will send their kids overseas. This act is against the middle class.

    Reply : 2       97

    city s Tuesday, 12 September 2017 20:07

    Are they doctors? How can they threaten the general public?

    Reply : 2       98

    Ashwin Benjamin Tuesday, 12 September 2017 21:34

    I'm sure the GMOA doctors will face retaliation from the public.

    Reply : 2       90

    ceylon Tuesday, 12 September 2017 20:15

    this is realy a sense of peoples suferings.he is receiving money from some one to do these thugery actions.once a week country is run by these thugs. via DM Android App

    Reply : 1       73

    Snowy Tuesday, 12 September 2017 20:18

    Surround Colombo? Could it be music? This is their Red talk. The Red farmer guy barges of surrounding ministries. Then send post cards. Ha Ha Ha

    Reply : 2       44

    Don Juan Tuesday, 12 September 2017 20:47

    Please send STF with dogs , gas etc.

    Reply : 3       80

    Ashwin Benjamin Tuesday, 12 September 2017 21:37

    This is about the rights of the general public which these doctors are threatening to violate.

    Reply : 2       72

    Dhammika Tuesday, 12 September 2017 21:02

    GMOA sounds worse than political thugs . If Govt medical students and SAITM medical students sit for the same exams on the same time , same day then first prefernce for govt employment appointments to be given to Govt. medics and the balance to be accomodated by passing out private medical students . As there are so many medical doctors needed to serve SL the rest of private medical students passing out can find enough and more overseas employment . Isnt it better for Doctors to get overseas employment than sending Housemaids overseas ? .

    Reply : 1       75

    marmaduke Tuesday, 12 September 2017 21:07

    These GMOA officials should look at the way doctors behave in civilized countries.! These must be the biggest sinners on earth to make poor sick people suffer like this. Shame on you!

    Reply : 1       62

    Patient Tuesday, 12 September 2017 21:09

    You are not going to put the authorities into much inconvenience but the poor public. We do not know whether your Association is Medical Officers or Mental Officers association.

    Reply : 1       63

    sursena Tuesday, 12 September 2017 21:32

    Well yes, after such arrogant power-play the docs will sneak into their duty free luxury vehicles to run for PP, while we commuters must suffer on the streets. Do what ever you prepared without disturbing our lives.

    Reply : 1       52

    Ashwin Benjamin Tuesday, 12 September 2017 21:32

    The GMOA has no right to tell the public to be ready to be inconvenienced. They are threatening to violate the fundamental rights of the people.

    Reply : 1       65

    rew Wednesday, 13 September 2017 09:56

    They are Terrorists.

    Reply : 1       18

    Susil Wednesday, 13 September 2017 08:24

    Really Man ?

    Reply : 1       11

    awanthi Wednesday, 13 September 2017 08:37

    we will surround your homes very soon!

    Reply : 0       37

    Roman Wednesday, 13 September 2017 09:24

    A riot is the language of the unheard. -Martin Luther King, Jr

    Reply : 15       4

    Mano Wednesday, 13 September 2017 09:30

    How dare they threaten people like this. I can't understand why this government is not taking action with these idiots who think they can threaten the president and the people in this country. That alone shows their class.

    Reply : 1       30

    මහින්ද Wednesday, 13 September 2017 09:36

    මුන් ටික කුණු එකතු කරන්න දාමු

    Reply : 1       29

    joshua Wednesday, 13 September 2017 09:42

    why should the general public suffer due to the SAITM issue? These protestors should be severely dealt with. BTW don't the doctors have anything else to do?

    Reply : 0       15

    Dinusha Perera Wednesday, 13 September 2017 10:02

    වටලන්න බැරිනම් අල්ලලා බැඳගන්න කියන්න. මුගෙ ෆොරින් ඩිග්‍රි වල කොලිටිය ගැන අහන්නේ කව්ද? Ask them to wrap up whole of Colombo if surrounding isn't enough. Who is going to question about the quality of his foreign degrees?

    Reply : 0       10

    BV Wednesday, 13 September 2017 10:51


    Reply : 0       16

    Ralph Wednesday, 13 September 2017 11:02

    Insurance Companies will have to warn all GMOA doctors that they would not pay for any damage to their vehicles on Friday because it is self inflicted.

    Reply : 0       18

    Alex Wednesday, 13 September 2017 11:15

    Thuggery must be met with thuggery!

    Reply : 0       17

    Luis Wednesday, 13 September 2017 11:38

    This is NOT thuggery. This is terrorism. These fellows are doing nothing but terrorising the public. They should be arrested and charged with promoting terrorism for even saying such a thing.

    Reply : 0       18

    Jamalji Wednesday, 13 September 2017 12:16

    Marikkar will come to rescue us.

    Reply : 5       1

    Nalin Wednesday, 13 September 2017 12:39

    GMOA is not a trade union but, a union of thugs. Yes, come Friday they will be in cahoots with the IUSF, JVP, the other breakaway JVP branch and dregs of the so called joint opposition.

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    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 13 September 2017 13:05

    Are these doctors ? or Terrorists. How could they resort to such terrorist acts such as surrounding the city. It is high time that the government does something to tie up these mad dogs.

    Reply : 0       13

    ceylon Wednesday, 13 September 2017 14:06

    these thugs know president and pm are puppets.sothey dont care.they did as they want and still doing as thry wish.two puopets are enjoying the act. via DM Android App

    Reply : 6       1

    Siri de Alwis Wednesday, 13 September 2017 15:52

    Hope public will the real answer to thes thugs.Siri

    Reply : 0       6

    Sampath Wednesday, 13 September 2017 20:48

    Use maximum force to protect the peaceful public. All current methods such as water cannons are outdated; they are suitable for ordinary public unrest. So called GMOA is an organized gang of well funded thugs. Shoot a few of them below the knees. Even the aiming of gun is not perfect, it's OK. Let these thugs treat the injuries of their fellow thugs at public funded hospitals.

    Reply : 0       6

    malij Wednesday, 13 September 2017 21:25

    Doctors are digging their own graves.They are nothing but a bunch of certified megalomeniacs with certain amount of knowledge and no brains.

    Reply : 0       5

    CITIZEN Thursday, 14 September 2017 12:06

    WHY can't the Government clamip down Emergency and declare the Health Services "Essential Services" and sack the "heartless hypocrites" a.k.a. Doctors? Or is the Government wanting these "jackals" to inflict hardships and suffering on the innocent sick and poor people???

    Reply : 0       3

    Baron Baaron Monday, 18 September 2017 22:37

    This man sounds like a THUG, not like a DOCTOR, and he is a product of state-owned medical schools. Before long, people may surround his house.

    Reply : 0       0

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