‘SAITM Virodi Jana Pawra’ today warned it would carry out a countrywide strike with the participation of schoolteachers, principals, deans of the medical faculties and nurses associations on September 21.
It said the health and education sectors would be disrupted because the employees would be on sick leave on September 21 urging the government to abolish SAITM.
Ceylon Teachers' Services Union (CTSU) General Secretary Mahinda Jayasinghe told a news conference held in Colombo that the ‘SAITM Virodi Jana Pawra’ had refused to accept the recently issued presidential committee report because it had not given an acceptable solution on this controversy. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)
Teachers are expected to follow good moral and ethical values. Now they are agreeing to lie to save a day's wage.The problem with this country is that we are too shy even to strictly uphold the law. In a situation like this the Government can insist on a Medical Certificate from a Government Hospital for paid sick leave. They can even go further and charge the leadership for instigating their members to obtain leave under false pretenses.It is time that we put a stop to this nonsense once and for all.
Nadeesha Monday, 18 September 2017 04:07 PM
Late president Premadasa should take a rebirth to save Sri Lanka.
KOLA KOTIYA Monday, 18 September 2017 04:08 PM
WE HAVE MEDICINE GET READY TO GET IT FREE OF CHARGE
Patient Tuesday, 19 September 2017 08:45 AM
SAITM will also give free treatment.
max Monday, 18 September 2017 04:20 PM
Well, leave schools out because they are kids. And, we do not want a repetition of 88/89. Instead, get the support of transport, banks, ports etc., for the protests.
ashan Monday, 18 September 2017 04:23 PM
The doctors may have a point regarding their welfare. However, taking national policy decisions and inconveniencing public is not what they should be doing!
Nimal Monday, 18 September 2017 04:32 PM
No need to fall sick. it is common knowledge that you are a sick lot.
revelation Monday, 18 September 2017 04:52 PM
Time to understand that there isn't much support for the anti-saitm clown circus. Only a few money grubbing doctors and some jvp-brainwashed fellows with inferiority complexes. Hope they will all be fired.
dulan Monday, 18 September 2017 05:22 PM
Only result is that public do not have health facilities and students have a super holiday
city Monday, 18 September 2017 07:04 PM
Why are they disturbing the school education.this is the future generation.
Dutugamunu1 Monday, 18 September 2017 07:25 PM
These fools will not accept any solution other than abolishing SAITAM.But Keep quiet on other private universities.These are the people who seek power to develop this country.
ceylon Monday, 18 September 2017 07:34 PM
why dont jail these traitors .nearly one year they are harrasing millions of people and destroying health and countrys economicy. via DM Android App
Sofia Monday, 18 September 2017 09:51 PM
These govt servants all working against govt in spite of all salary increases given to them recently. They prefer MR money being given to them to cause trouble.
moron Monday, 18 September 2017 10:01 PM
its time the govt takes firm decisions and terminate or suspend employment of these individuals as the situation is really getting out of hand.is there law and order in this country via DM Android App
Saraa Goyya Monday, 18 September 2017 10:25 PM
You have fallen sick already; mentally sick with vengeance, animosity, hatred, anger, jealousy, .... And we are sick of you.
ROSHAN Tuesday, 19 September 2017 01:00 AM
COULD NOT AGREE MORE.....SIKOS
Burt Tuesday, 19 September 2017 01:37 AM
Ask Parents and Patients these two places have been sick for years. If they can afford both parties prefer getting their service from out of the country.You ungrateful pigs are only blackmailing poor and helpless.
Ram Tuesday, 19 September 2017 02:53 AM
GMOA wants to stop the private medical education for personal gain. Public must treat them with a bit of public medicine that is likely to cure their mental status
ED Tuesday, 19 September 2017 04:41 AM
IF THE HEALTH AND EDUCATION SECTOR GO ON SICK LEAVE ON THE VERY SAME OF THE STRIKE, THEN THERE SHOULD BE DISCIPLINARY ACTION TAKEN BY THE EDUCATION AND HEALTH MINISTRIES. A) - SHOULD TRANSFER THE COLOMBO TEACHER TO RURAL AREAB) - THE HEALTH SECTOR THE SAME.C) - NO SALARY INCREASE FOR BOTH FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARSD) - NO PAY ON ALL SICK LEAVE DAYS
aruna Tuesday, 19 September 2017 09:13 AM
JVP never can deceive people in this country. They say they are opposed to private medical service and education. Everybody know that private medical service and education stated in Sri lanka about 15 years back and now well established. They never fought for all private health care and education as a matter of policy and only for SAITAM. There are large number of private health care and education Institution in the country. This implies that they always act their political gain and narrow agenda. Purpose is to get votes of doctors and students.People of this country must condemn their motives.
Sambo Tuesday, 19 September 2017 01:57 PM
What a nice country and government servants we have. They hold students and patients ransom to gain their ends meet. OMG!
Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 19 September 2017 02:14 PM
Sickening behaviour by the sickly giants.
Kadiya Wednesday, 20 September 2017 06:35 AM
The problem is that these fellows were underthe jackboot for ten years, now with Yahapalanaya they are coming out like termites from a disturbed hill- just don't know what to do with the new found freedom!!!
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