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Rajitha as WHO Vice Chairman: Not attributed on individual performances: WHO

28 June 2019 09:23 am - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to Sri Lanka had revealed that the post attributed to Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne as WHO Vice Chairman, was not based on individual performances but a post attributed to the country, the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) said.

GMOA Secretary Haritha Aluthge said Minister Rajitha Senaratne was misusing his vice chairmanship position for political gains. Rajitha explained that he was granted this position because of a special service rendered to the health sector.

Minister Rajitha was also awarded "Suwapathi Kirula" to coincide with his WHO Vice Chairmanship. GMOA lodged a complaint with the Sri Lankan Office of the WHO asking it to clarify on what grounds the WHO had spent over Rs. 1.5 million for the felicitation ceremony organised when Minister Rajith Senaratne was awarded the "Suwapathi Kirula" title.

Dr. Aluthge said the WHO Representative in Colombo has not yet responded to us in this regard. However, expressing his views on this matter to an English newspaper, he has said the post was not based on individual performances.

"WHO Representative has also said that the WHO posts would be rotated and offered to the countries based according to its locations," Dr. Aluthge added. (Sheain Fenrnadopulle)

  Comments - 3

  • max Friday, 28 June 2019 09:41 AM

    hooo hooooooo rajitha hoooooo..

    Ram Friday, 28 June 2019 10:33 AM

    GMOA are playing politics. Please get on treating the sick leaving the Minister alone. If the Minister has imported sub standard drugs take the issue to the Court without wasting time shouting

    Ronnie Bugger Friday, 28 June 2019 10:58 AM

    Apparently these GMOA clowns are waging a personal Vendetta against their Minister. Disciplinary action against these idiots, just the handful of them identified at the Kalutara fiacso for negligence of duty. Minister, please note.

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