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The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) today warned that it would launch a major countrywide strike tomorrow (25) if the Government failed to take prompt action over the allege Police attempt to abduct the Medical Faculty Students’ Action Committee (MFSAC) convener Ryan Jayalath recently.

However, GMOA assured that the trade union action would not be take place at the maternity hospitals, cancer hospitals, Children hospital and other emergency services.

GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said even after 72 hours the authorities failed to investigate the matter.

Dr. Aluthge said the authorities had 24 hours to enforce the law against the responsible individuals.

He said that they should apologize to the whole nation for the ongoing student suppression.

He also said the GMOA had identified the some hooligans who came to the scene therefore the Police should immediately expose the connection they had with those gangsters.

“We have lodged a complaint with the National Police Commission and the international institutions over the failed attempt to abduct the Mr. Jayalath.

“If authorities were unable to provide a valid explanation over the matter stern action would be taken,” he said.

Meanwhile, Dr. Aluthge said that the Government should appoint a recognised Chairman and announced the final stance to Gazette the minimum standards of the SAITM institute.

He said it also should halt the student enrollment and degree awarding through a legal notice. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)


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  Comments - 21

  • ceylon lover Sunday, 23 July 2017 07:34 PM

    Hypocrisy at its best. GMOA cannot strike now because now they are a official party in the on going SAITM law suite in Supreme court. Just want to bully the people by false claims.I don't know why these people can't act in a more professional manner.

    Patients Monday, 24 July 2017 08:37 AM

    The GMOA should apologise to the NATION for the chaos started by them.

    SW Monday, 24 July 2017 05:20 PM

    The government too should apologize the nation for playing hide and seek!

    Bala Sunday, 23 July 2017 07:37 PM

    Anything is enough to create chaos and put patients life in peril by the disruptive activities of these supposed life savers wrongly called doctors. Most disgusting is the arrogance they display as if the govt and public is answerable to them, not the other way round.

    channa Sunday, 23 July 2017 07:41 PM

    Wof! wof!! wof!!!

    Art Monday, 24 July 2017 11:27 AM

    That is the best comment, wooooohhhh!

    JAN Sunday, 23 July 2017 07:51 PM

    GMOA go on strike immediately and kill all the peoples who is depending on Government Hospitals via DM Android App

    Mandy Monday, 24 July 2017 10:10 AM

    This GMOA is themain reason why Sri Lanka should have a private medical school to bring forth really good doctors with service as their motto - not Shylocks's motto of a pound and nothing less.

    AjithZ Sunday, 23 July 2017 09:00 PM

    Here we go again. If you have already made complaints to the local and international authorities, why strike taking the poor patience to ransom? If you strike like this for everything, what will happen to the patience. Please find jobs and go overseas. It will be better for all. We are really sick of you.

    Ashen Monday, 24 July 2017 08:14 AM

    await a strong reaction whenever we see a Doctor sign vehicle on the roads again! the red cross signed vehicles should be treated well soon

    willowsd Monday, 24 July 2017 08:30 AM

    Meda paranang denawa batey? gadol treatment

    TONY Monday, 24 July 2017 08:41 AM


    ahamed Monday, 24 July 2017 09:17 AM

    These guys having only one option that keeping the knife on patients neck, to get their personnel demands?

    lankan Lover Monday, 24 July 2017 09:20 AM

    If these doctors acting only for their personal agenda, not nation interest at all. ex. the 1990 ambulance, today it is highly successful, not like these doctors blaring before it was introduced.

    Lord Wolfstein Monday, 24 July 2017 09:29 AM

    I can not understand why the media still gives GMOA criminals a public podium to publish their threats. This is certainly not in the interest of the population.

    Sofia Monday, 24 July 2017 10:14 AM

    Fully agreed that media seems supportive of the GMOA rascals as everyday some news of them. Please do not give them publicity - if you do please give negative side which is the publics view. them

    Sue Monday, 24 July 2017 10:04 AM

    Am I the only one who thinks that these GMOA doctors need psychiatric treatment. They need to cure themselves of whatever ails them because if they are in their right minds they would surely know how much the citizens of this country hate them.

    Democratic Monday, 24 July 2017 10:44 AM

    The public is now used to face such situations the best part is why they so jealousy of other children's studies.Is this a mental illness,or to encourage the public not to be burden for the Government Hospitals,be get use to the Private clinics.God knows !!!!.

    Independent Monday, 24 July 2017 12:07 PM

    GMOA and members should be hacked to death with rigorous pains. How much of pain does this educated fools cause to the country?

    Paul Monday, 24 July 2017 02:50 PM

    Yes . We should stop going to Doctors when we are ill .

    Smart Alec Monday, 24 July 2017 01:07 PM

    Cannot the Government Medical Service be declared an "Essential Service" and these GMOA jokers taken into custody?

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