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The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) today warned it would resort to a countrywide work stoppage on Monday over several demands including Wednesday's teargassing of protesting university students.

GMOA media spokesman Samantha Ananda told Daily Mirror that they would stop work from 8.00 am to 12.00 noon.

“No arrest have been made in connection the grenade attack on the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) and no legal action has taken against former SAITM CEO Sameera Senaratne,” he said.

Dr. Ananda said they were also protesting against government moves to suppress trade union leaders.(Kalathma Jayawardhane)

  Comments - 18

  • Kumara Dharmarathne Friday, 19 May 2017 07:58 AM

    Public is aware that GMOA has nothing other than striking. Public money is being wasted as salaries on these idiots. Government must take some drastic action against these guys, otherwise before long public will take law and order into their hand. Poor public cannot tolerate this nonsense any longer.

    samitha Saturday, 20 May 2017 11:05 AM

    Arrest one or two these idiots and keep them in behind Bars. Reduced their salary for the number of days they are going on strike.

    Mandy Friday, 19 May 2017 04:18 PM

    Yes rotten eggs for these GMOA rotters - actually rotten eggs of free education.

    karsha Friday, 19 May 2017 10:18 AM

    ROTTEN eggs

    kautilya Friday, 19 May 2017 09:25 AM

    GMOA is to strike against the attack on the student union demonstration. They were attacked because they violated the court order. GMOA is striking in support of violating the Court order. This is the second occasion that they con tempted the court order. GMOA disregard the Law and Order of the country. An insult to their noble profession.

    Don Friday, 19 May 2017 09:08 AM

    GMOA now joined with notorious JVP are well known in the whole world for strike actions,but they have not done anything to their members or profession.It is time for them to step down or the general membership must throw them out from executive committee and appoint a fresh non-bias non-political committee,The present lot had damaged enough.

    BV Friday, 19 May 2017 09:07 AM

    They send their young students to the sword so they have to show the students that they support them

    gamini Friday, 19 May 2017 09:00 AM

    when do these guys ever work. They are strike almost every day and continue to collect their salaries without performing their duties

    SHOW YOUR COLOURS Friday, 19 May 2017 08:28 AM

    GMOA - why not a strike on the 29th ?

    MK Thursday, 18 May 2017 08:01 PM

    Why dont you morons go on permanent strike via DM iOS App

    Don Friday, 19 May 2017 07:48 AM

    Excellent idea. But for now, strike is 22nd for AP's case to intimidate judges and 31st for SLMC to defy.

    Sri Lankan Friday, 19 May 2017 07:43 AM

    And, start private practice near the hospitals?

    Sujan Friday, 19 May 2017 06:24 AM

    Sri Lanka is world commended for its free health service to public but served by ruthless professionals who let patients suffer

    Kadiya Friday, 19 May 2017 06:14 AM

    Street doctors!

    kondaya77 Thursday, 18 May 2017 09:39 PM

    It is time that this government showed some guts not to be bullied by these thugs,but ranil is a weakling!!!!

    JAN Thursday, 18 May 2017 08:36 PM

    GMOA Raudies try Every available avenues to Topple this Government with blessings of Family via DM Android App

    ANTON Thursday, 18 May 2017 08:28 PM


    suresh Thursday, 18 May 2017 08:06 PM

    Tear gas is not enough. We need something stronger this time. Something like rubber bullets.

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