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The GMOA today warned it would launch a district wise one-day token strike from tomorrow on a staggered basis against the recommendations by the Harsha De Silva-headed Presidential Committee on SAITM.

The GMOA states that the recommendations even contradict the government's previous stance on the SAITM.

GMOA Secretary Haritha Aluthge said the committee was expected to submit its recommendations to the President calling for the setting up of an alternative authority undermining the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC).

He told a news conference that the GMOA executive committee which convened this morning had decided to launch the district wise one-day token strike starting from tomorrow and if the government failed to provide a reasonable solution, a countrywide joint trade union action would be launched September 21.

Dr. Aluthge said the token strike would be launched today in Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mannar, Mullaitivu, Trincomalee, Polonnaruwa, Batticaloa, Nuwara Eliya and Hambantota districts; in Vavuniya, Matale, Ampara, Badulla, Monaragala and Matara districts on the 13th; in Anuradhapura, Kurunegala, Kandy, Ratnapura and Galle on the 14th and in Puttalam, Gampaha, Kegalle, Colombo and Kalutara on the 15th.

He said the committee was planning to submit recommendations favouring SAITM including legalizing it contradicting the stance taken by the President.

Dr. Aluthge said GMOA would never allow the committee to legalise the SAITM, and that the committee had not even mentioned the issuance of a gazette notice to suspend student admission. (Ajith Siriwardana)


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  Comments - 13

  • Lakumama Monday, 11 September 2017 09:21 PM

    We want government to be strict on this matter and not to bow down to treacherous GMOA. The majority of the country will stand with the government on this issue.

    Raz Monday, 11 September 2017 10:16 PM

    Here goes the last lap . It is not worth commenting about this jokers via DM Android App

    Arthur Tuesday, 12 September 2017 08:28 AM

    It is high time the government took action to stop this joke by declaring an essential services order. Allowing Private Education is the policy of both major parties capable of forming governments in Sri Lanka. The country cannot allow the GMOA and voteless parties to disrupt free medical services.

    Dhammika Tuesday, 12 September 2017 08:32 AM

    GMOA is acting worse than the JO . Disrupting the progress that SL can achieve and affecting all the 20 million plus Sri Lankans.

    ANTON Tuesday, 12 September 2017 08:45 AM


    Rush Tuesday, 12 September 2017 09:04 AM

    GMOA strike now days like weekend Sundays

    Raj Tuesday, 12 September 2017 09:10 AM

    is it monthly prescribed dosage to patients who paid your education? beware public patience is running very very low

    LEE QUAN U Tuesday, 12 September 2017 10:56 AM

    1.President should check what LEE QUAN U in Singapore had done. 2.Check the mind of Judge who gave verdict on Lalith Weeratunga. Executive President should have Strong backbone and mind set to govern this country and correct its path. Why delayed in taking decisions ?Either should appoint Presidential Legal commission or BAN GMOA leaders and arrest them.

    scarecrow Tuesday, 12 September 2017 10:58 AM

    Executive President should not be like a scarecrow in a paddy field. Rajitha is good.

    Quality Tuesday, 12 September 2017 11:08 AM

    3 Governance Framework in SriLanka ? Executive, Parliament and Judiciary. Judiciary is good why? Lalith Weeratunge case see, Judges have backbone. Where is Executive President ? He has no guts? Now JVP also praised on above judgement. Either SAITM is abolished and renamed as NEW SRI LANKA MEDICAL PRIVATE UNIVERSITY with Quality Standards . Wasting time?

    Rasheed Tuesday, 12 September 2017 11:11 AM

    The present Govt will definitely loose the coming election. They are very weak in the administration.

    amazing Tuesday, 12 September 2017 06:32 PM

    well done GMOA ! Kill more people ! Is that the oath you took?!

    Henry Tuesday, 12 September 2017 07:02 PM

    H.e president needs to be firm the way he sent ministers home .GMOA people have to be brought to the book and made to abide by law.and govt decisions as a solution is being formalised for all stake holders to the saitm issue via DM Android App

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