The GMOA today condemned the alleged conduct of Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma who had sabotaged a disaster preparedness programme being conducted at the Galewela District Hospital.
GMOA Secretary Haritha Aluthge said Sri Lanka was a climate risk country as reported in the media, and the country would experience more and more natural disasters in future and as such it was essential to carry out such awareness programmes.
He said it was inappropriate for the deputy minister to forcibly enter the Galewela hospital and disrupt the programme organized by the Disaster Management Ministry.
“The deputy minister has disrupting the duties of public servants lawfully involved in the programme,” Dr. Aluthge said and urged the government to inquire into this incident.
Meanwhile, the GMOA requested Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to hold a workshop to educate parliamentarians on how to act when faced with a disaster situation.
It said Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma’s unruly behaviour during a disaster preparedness rehearsal at the Galewela District Hospital on Friday was a bad precedent to all public representatives.
Dr. Aluthge said apart from the public the MPs should also know about handling a disaster situation.
“Yahapalana was brought to end an administration where government servants were tied to trees and and made to kneel down. Such a dark age cannot let repeated,” he said.
GMOA also criticized Minister Duminda Dissanayake for apologizing to Deputy Minister Thewarapperuma for the incident.
“What made Minister Duminda apologise to Thewarapperuma. It should have been the other way round,” he added.
Dr. Aluthge warned the deputy minister to keep his business out of the health sector or he will face the consequence. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)
But then who cares what the GMOA terrorists thinks!!!!!
Tokka Monday, 28 May 2018 11:26 PM
Your comment would have been very enlightening only if it made any sense.
Unchikun Monday, 28 May 2018 05:22 PM
Rubbish! We the citizens of Sri Lanka condone Palitha’s behavior. He is the man of the people, show or no show. We condemn the actions of the GMOA.
Lokka Monday, 28 May 2018 05:23 PM
GMOA, give this deputy minister good injection to cure his bad behaviour.
Ceylon Monday, 28 May 2018 07:57 PM
First Injection need the gmoa.
malij Monday, 28 May 2018 05:26 PM
And the whole nation condemns the self serving, irresponsible, disgusting, unruly behavior of GMOA for creating disasters
Barney Monday, 28 May 2018 07:55 PM
Regardless of our views on the gmoa, no man should be allowed to interfere in gov. servants duties. His bull in the China shop antics directly hindered the training program. This is what happens when people in single digit IQs are sent to govern us..
sil Monday, 28 May 2018 05:31 PM
This man should know who is he, Doctors or other govt.officials not his slaves, if he has question on that rehearsal he should meed head of the hospital and get it clarified, being an MP is not to a reason to behave rudely, if this guy this again take necessary action, good if he too get Mervin silva once received in Rupawahini
MP ! - my foot Monday, 28 May 2018 07:40 PM
"being an MP" - this is not a qualification - Mp's are beggars who come to our doorstep and beg for our votes - and we FOOLS give our votes for these morons.
sundar Monday, 28 May 2018 05:38 PM
why don't you go on a strike for a good cause for once
C.K.Lankaputhra Monday, 28 May 2018 05:52 PM
Ah! a great reason to strike.
ANTON Monday, 28 May 2018 06:17 PM
OK ........ THEN WHAT DO GMOA ACCEPT ?
Thinker Monday, 28 May 2018 07:03 PM
Can somebody kill this mosquitoes
Sara Monday, 28 May 2018 07:55 PM
Tevarapperuma playing Mervyn Silva so beautifully, I am sure he and SF are on a contract to make the Govt unpopular.
Ceylon Monday, 28 May 2018 07:56 PM
All the people of the country of your un ruly behavier.
Sam Monday, 28 May 2018 08:05 PM
Just go on strike and kill another 1000 women and children. Terrorists. At least this no brain thug of a politico will stand up to the GMOA, I have never liked him but i do now. May even vote for him, if he gets stuck into the GMOA he may even be the next president such would the gratitude of the people be.
Goodone Monday, 28 May 2018 08:23 PM
Even though people elects these MPs. There should be tests to see whether particular person fits for hold a certain position as a minister. Cuz people got craziness hard wired sometimes. Fitnesses, Mental endurance could be not in good shape sometimes.
Laksiri Fernando Monday, 28 May 2018 08:28 PM
Honorable deputy minister Palitha Thewarapperuma is a socialist and popular among people. Reportedly he misunderstood it to be an actual disaster. The fault is at your end, GMOA. When you conduct an emergency drill, prior notice to all concerned is compulsory by regulations. In Air Lines and in Shipping emergency drills are very common and no misunderstanding take place as they issue prior notice. It is best, you correct your self and pay attention on more impotent issues such as improving medical treatment services, solving SAITM issue, improving the conditions of hospitals ect.
sanjaya Tuesday, 29 May 2018 07:51 AM
GMOA is a trade union formed to look after welfare of the members. We are asking them to solve issues at large which must be addressed by the government or civil society organisations. When they fail outfits such as GMOA find excuses to give their two cents worth.
Dee Monday, 28 May 2018 09:09 PM
I recollect having seen mock accident and recovery process. I don't think the MP or GMOA has seen such things. Cause they learn for free. Nevertheless such mock sessions should be done and no sane person should interfere.
Gamaya Monday, 28 May 2018 09:09 PM
I don't like political thuggery by any party or person. But have the GMOA thugs met their match ?
Nilame Monday, 28 May 2018 10:14 PM
People condemn the actions of the GMOA and not the minister. Palitha T, this mafia gang just know doing strikes and taking innocent patients as hostages to fulfill their demands. Shame on GMOA,disgracing the great medical profession.
DJ Monday, 28 May 2018 10:19 PM
How dare the GMOA threaten anyone who the he'll do they think they are. Bloody bunch of idiots
sam Monday, 28 May 2018 10:43 PM
These Mp`s take law in to their hand. Also so they think that they having all mighty power to go and check any institution without prior approval. So this country there is no law and order.
Law Tuesday, 29 May 2018 05:15 AM
GMOA please kill more people going on sytoke
sanjaya Tuesday, 29 May 2018 07:44 AM
What ever the GMOA says is wrong. Down with the GMOA. Doctors must not disturb the flow of traffic or functioning of hospitals by staging these sort of workshops. Hire a venue and practice. Not at the comfort of the public.Please remember the politicians represent public and it is the voice of the public that you are disregarding.
Palugaswewa Tuesday, 29 May 2018 09:19 AM
Dy.Min. Thewarapperuma is the ideal person to do a "gatecrash" when GMOA starts to strike the next time. Then these big mouths can rest in hospital beds for some time.
Alex Tuesday, 29 May 2018 09:26 AM
Is it not an unruly behaviour when doctors stop working thus putting all patients in trouble, sometimes death? GMOA thuggery must be met with Thewarapperuma style thuggery.
Mervyn perera Tuesday, 29 May 2018 03:51 PM
Make Honourable Minister Mr. Thevarrapperuma the minister of Health to settle GMOA Strikes.Stop private practice of all govt doctors.
SAM Wednesday, 30 May 2018 04:23 PM
Go and first get Your head checked up.
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