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GMOA opposes appointment of Dr. Kahandaliyanage


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The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday condemned the appointment of Dr. Athula Kahandaliyanage to head the Health Ministry's Disaster Management Centre.

It said the appointment was a violation of the World Health Organization (WHO) rules and the regulations.

In a letter to President Maithripala Sirisena, the GMOA accused Dr. Kahandaliyanage of having direct contacts with multinational dairy companies and on that basis he was disqualified from participating in any Health Ministry work.

GMOA President Anuruddha Padeniya said the appointment tarnished the Health Ministry’s image which was nurtured by the President when he was Health Minister.

He said based on scientific evidence the WHO had put a stop to multinational dairy companies being involved in disaster management because these companies were known to use such situations to promote themselves.

Dr. Padeniya requested the President to rescind the Health Ministry decision immediately. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)


  Comments - 20

  • Selvyn Saturday, 03 June 2017 05:52 PM

    You and your union has no place in SL. We want you out from the union. Just get out of our sight via DM Android App

    Rohana Wednesday, 07 June 2017 06:19 AM

    Do the rules and regulations of the WHO approve of wild cat strikes of GMOA to haress poor and sick patients.?

    Samayan Monday, 05 June 2017 01:59 PM

    Mind your own business. Putting his finger for everything.

    Selva Monday, 05 June 2017 10:48 AM

    GMOA = cry,cry,cry, cry,

    Ravi Monday, 05 June 2017 08:40 AM

    Not only Private hospitals how about pharmaceutical companies

    Wedige Sunday, 04 June 2017 01:23 PM

    You guys do private consultancy and have contacts with private hospitals.

    GOLDEN HAND SHAKER Sunday, 04 June 2017 12:48 PM

    He is back to business !

    dulan Sunday, 04 June 2017 08:11 AM

    Are you serious?

    Sincere Saturday, 03 June 2017 07:04 PM

    Was this government appointed by the GMOA ?

    Lanki Saturday, 03 June 2017 06:48 PM

    Why is President tolerating this stupid guy Padeniya. He should have been taken into custody for striking. Why is the President not reducing and bring under control the private consulting fees of the doctors to teach GMOA a lesson. Is the President so scared of these GMOA members as well?

    Sanjaya Saturday, 03 June 2017 02:52 PM

    After long time you guys have a valid point.

    B S Perera Saturday, 03 June 2017 05:26 PM

    Whom they think they are?

    Avanka Saturday, 03 June 2017 05:22 PM

    these people will oppose everything via DM Android App

    Jamalji Saturday, 03 June 2017 05:19 PM

    As usual, go for One Day Strike and do private practice whoelday.

    Dr.Nick Saturday, 03 June 2017 04:45 PM

    Make hey when the sun shines via DM Android App

    Selvan Saturday, 03 June 2017 04:33 PM

    In Sri Lanka Doctors are given too much respect but not in the West. Last week in Britain a top English Surgeon was sentenced to 15 years in prison for medical malpractice.

    Mahila Saturday, 03 June 2017 04:31 PM

    Dear Dr. Padeniya, You are a govt. employee and a practicing doctor. Confine yourself to that role. Do not get confused and try to do the job of the JO or WHO. H. E. The President knows what he is doing and what he should not be doing. All doctors in govt. service do not oppose the SAITM and do not support agree with your strikes. Although you oppose and as president of GOMA get the members of GOMA to participate in your unfavourable strikes, which affects the poor. Similarly, all employees of multi national milk/dairy companies do not do unsavoury things in disaster management to support their companies

    Shan. Saturday, 03 June 2017 03:40 PM

    Why opposes? Go on strike.

    ceylon Saturday, 03 June 2017 03:32 PM

    what is wrong for promoting their products if good and helpfull . via DM Android App

    Dutugamunu1 Saturday, 03 June 2017 03:19 PM

    Another opportunity to go on a strike?

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