The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday urged that Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne should reveal who permitted the lifting of the ban on the controversial weedicide Glyphosate.
Addressing a press briefing GMOA Assistant Secretary Dr Nalinda Herath said the Agriculture Registrar could not permit lifting of the ban arbitrarily.
“The Agriculture Registrar should seek Health Ministry Secretary’s consent before lifting the ban. No one knows whether the Health Ministry Secretary approved this. We expect an explanation from Minister Senaratne if the Secretary had approved this as the Minister too, is against herbicides,” he said.
Further, the GMOA conveyed its gratitude to the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) for its interest and stance on the matter.
The GMOA also said that the lifting of the ban on Glyphosate was against the sustainable development programme launched under the theme of Wasavisa Nathi Ratak (Poison-free country) by President Maithripala Sirisena, due to its harmful effects.
The GMOA urged the Minister to reveal the officials who were behind the lifting of the ban on Glyphosate. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)
The GMOA should be made into the non entity they were pre January 2015. These are just political goons in shirt
Buddhist Wednesday, 15 August 2018 08:33 AM
Who the hell these thugs think they are? Just because President Sirisena when he was Minister of Health had a good relationship with these thugs, they are taking mean advantage of the President. Its time the President gets the guts to prove these thugs who the BOSS is.
Ravi Wednesday, 15 August 2018 08:40 AM
See these doctors now they are not doing what they supposed to do and they do politics and shopping for Mahinda and his siblings.
Waco Wednesday, 15 August 2018 11:55 AM
Does this fellow knows the different between- Glyphosate, Gramaxone, Paraquot etc,etc.
Wise Donkey Wednesday, 15 August 2018 12:17 PM
Don't waste time, come out on strike! The 'Kokatath Thailaya' you have for any ill.
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