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The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) has called off their trade union action with immediate effect following a discussion held with   President Maithripala Sirisena,  GMOA said.

GMOA Secretary Dr. Naveen De Soysa said President Sirisena had agreed to provide the Government’s stance on the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) to the Supreme Court through the Attorney General.
He said the President had requested the striking doctors to conclude the strike considering the prevailing dengue outbreak in the country.

He said the GMOA had called off its trade union action following the President’s assurance of a permanent solution to the SAITM controversy.

“President promised us to halt enrolling students to the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) and to suspend its degree awarding. He also pledged he would not let any changes to take place in the Sri Lanka Medical Council or its president,” he said.

One of the GOMA’s demands was over the Chairmanship of the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC).
Dr. De Soysa said the GMOA had stressed the importance of concluding the SAITM controversy via proposals made by the medical faculty.

Meanwhile, he said President Sirisena had also agreed make an announcement through the Presidential Secretariat regarding his stance on the matter. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

 

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  • Namal Perera Saturday, 24 June 2017 06:08 PM

    The Government should not be afraid to take firm decisions at the appropriate time. The Citizens lived like slaves, without any rites under former Lawless Corrupt Banana Republic with Jungle Law and Family Rule. The moment they returned to Democratic Sri Lanka, some are acting like Idiots. Enough is enough, before the Citizens take the law into their hands, the Government should declare Health Services and Transport as essential services and take firm action against all the violators.

    roy Saturday, 24 June 2017 06:09 PM

    bring Doctors from India and flood the market. sri Lankan doctors will not hold country to ransom. via DM Android App

    Kolla Saturday, 24 June 2017 07:55 PM

    Why did the Rajapakse entourage return to srilanka from Pakistan .so early They went for a 10 day tour and came back after 4 days thinking that GMOA CROOKS W ILL topple the govt.Ha ha Mahinda and wimal are day dreaming.

    SHM Saturday, 24 June 2017 09:00 PM

    When is the next strike scheduled please?

    Raja Saturday, 24 June 2017 09:46 PM

    I am sure the JO will be disappointed with the decision. All our Trade Unions are controlled and manipulated by the Rajapakses Union. They don't care about the people. All they want is simply the power at high cost.

    TONY Saturday, 24 June 2017 10:05 PM

    I WOULD NOT TRUST THE GMOA FOR A PENNY

    Bala Saturday, 24 June 2017 10:11 PM

    No the backboneless govt gave in. So sad to see such ineptitude and weakness.

    Derrick Sunday, 25 June 2017 11:35 AM

    If judged by the attitude these doctors are not suitable to teat even animals

    Ronnie Bugger Sunday, 25 June 2017 11:59 AM

    Good for them. Otherwise they were going to get hospitalized themselves they were going to get trashed by patients and their kith and kin.

    ceylon Sunday, 25 June 2017 12:55 PM

    stupid so call doctors.because president requested so strike stop.not because of suffering patiants. via DM Android App

    Shelly. Sunday, 25 June 2017 01:03 PM

    Cant govern country with M.S. If GMOA allowed to keep away for 2 more days they would learn the unforgetable lesson. via DM Android App

    SL Sunday, 25 June 2017 02:11 PM

    Rajitha, Kiriella go home ,you do not want to solve this issue independently because your close relatives are reading at SAITEM .There is a conflict of interest .Hand it over to an independent body to solve the issue not to your cronies !.There is no rocket science involve with this issue.Technically you are two disasters to this country

    Sri Wickrema Sunday, 25 June 2017 02:20 PM

    According to the reliable sources President had refused any meeting with the GMOA unless they call off their strike.As usual they abandoned their so called strike and met the President. Now the GMOA has started giving various reasons to justify their course of action.

    ceylon Saturday, 24 June 2017 02:34 PM

    before they are striking.now they are joking.hanky panky government and hanky panky opposition.now hanky panky trade unions. via DM Android App

    rohantha Saturday, 24 June 2017 02:39 PM

    May be the strike was hitting their pockets due to inability to do private practice


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