The Police have agreed to provide doctors with adequate security upon consideration of any threats they might face in future.This was agreed at a discussion held today at the Police Headquarters with representatives of the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA)
Meanwhile the CID has taken over investigations into the grenade throwing incident. The investigations were previously conducted by the Dehiwala police. The CID team is led by a Superintendent of Police (SP).
Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) member and a Colombo National Hospital Senior Surgeon Dr. Lalith Abaya Ranasinghe saw the hand grenade at around 8.15am on Thursday and informed the Dehiwela police soon afterwards.
The incident resulted in an island wide strike by doctors which commenced at 8.00am yesterday.
Police stated that the suspects may have thrown it on Wednesday night, however, the grenade had not exploded but the pin was open.. (By Supun Dias)