While stating that the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) had no intention of entering into politics as per the claims made by Minister Rajitha Senaratne, the GMOA yesterday said that ministers such as Rajitha Senaratne must be sent home.
GMOA Assistant Secretary Dr. Naveen de Soyza told a news conference that Minister Senaratne had recently claimed that a member of the GMOA had been included in the district nomination lists in all districts with the hope of returning 25 GMOA members as law makers in the next Parliament.
Rejecting these claims, Dr.Soyza said that the GMOA was keen on following their policies even though Minister Senaratne does not have any. “There is no need for doctors to engage in politics or enter Parliament, but the necessity here is to keep away politicians such as Minister Senaratne from politics. Such ministers should be sent home,” he added.
Referring to the claims made by Minister Senaratne that the students attached to state medical faculties had attended to lectures by going against the stance of the GMOA, Dr. Soyza said that the actions of the students were taken in accordance with the decision of their student unions.
He said that the GMOA was just making the students aware of the ongoing procedure on the of SAITM issue and added that the association was not involved in any kind of decision making process of the university students. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)
The public view is that the GMOA office bearers should be sent home very soon.
sent home Friday, 13 October 2017 01:13 PM
should be or would be
joshua Friday, 13 October 2017 02:39 PM
People will decide. GMOA goons cannot decide on such matters. Who are you ?
Malli Friday, 13 October 2017 02:40 PM
GMOA slogan suits them as well since their professionalism is in question.
EA Friday, 13 October 2017 03:04 PM
You are absolutely correct because if you would contest a future election you would be kicked out by the voters.
NIMAL Friday, 13 October 2017 03:45 PM
GMOA is a empty balloon , presently filling in hydrogeon sulphide by officers.
gamini Friday, 13 October 2017 03:56 PM
Rajith is elected by he people. who are you self appointed guardians of the medical profession to decide which minister should go home.You GMOA thugs should first pack your bags and get lost.
KOLA KOTIYA Friday, 13 October 2017 04:01 PM
WE MUST PUT TYRE N BURN ONE OR 2 GMOA MEMBERS
Kadiya Friday, 13 October 2017 05:25 PM
GMOA statements are so funny and absurd the media need not publish any cartoons in their dailies!!!!
Joy Friday, 13 October 2017 05:39 PM
Medical students wants to go for studies but these GMOA terrorists block them. What I don't understand is why this GOVT can't take any actions against these terrorists. GMOA should be banned. HE and PM you cannot run a country like this. See how JR managed.
athiy Friday, 13 October 2017 05:50 PM
GMOA and the Medical students should be punished by the public for disturbing the publics day to day life. GMOA doctors go on strike and innocent patients has to suffer. The Medical Students get their education out of tax payers money and go on strike disturbing the tax payers day to day life. It is high time for the public to wake up and go on a rampage during their protests.
TONY Friday, 13 October 2017 07:03 PM
GMOA IS CERTAINLY INVOLVED IN POLITICS ALREADY. ALL OF THEM SHOULD BE SACKED AS PER GOVT SERVANTS POLICY
hubert Friday, 13 October 2017 07:45 PM
Refused to treat sick people is a crime for jail term we will force GOVT to send the GMOA to jail
Jeranimo Fdo. Friday, 13 October 2017 07:53 PM
Thuggery must be met with thuggery. Some of these deserve a trip to the land of no return.
Don Friday, 13 October 2017 10:06 PM
Dr. Soyza would be a suitable candidate to contest elections from JVP list.
EA Saturday, 14 October 2017 11:36 AM
Ya and he would lead JVP too to the political cemetery.
The Bystander Friday, 13 October 2017 10:41 PM
These morons were educated at the expense of the general public. They certainly don't have any moralright to harass the general public.Mr. Minister, please withdraw the duty-free vehiclefacility given to them, which again is at the expenseof the general public, at least for the doctors who goon strike, ASAP. They just don't deserve it.
nanda Sunday, 15 October 2017 06:02 PM
so many times you challenged the government of taking stern actions on regarding SAITM issue but your trade union actions luckily last maximum 1 day and that's not affected much ,though Haritha was overjoyed as 'very successful' but so far, reasonable action taken is medical student's boycott of lectures only ,if not antera's protests.
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