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Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) has threatened to stop work on Friday (5) over what it claims as a move to privatize higher education system by recognizing SAITM as a degree awarding medical institution, the SLTB Joint Trade Union Alliance said.

It rejected the efforts of a powerful minister to establish private institutions in the country and said those institutions will sabotage the State Universities.

Expressing his views on this matter the All Ceylon Transport Employees’ Association General Secretary Sepala Liyanage said it was not possible to produce a doctor just like producing a bus driver or a conductor which was the reason behind entering to an alliance with the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA). (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

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  • trouble master Wednesday, 03 May 2017 12:45 AM

    What this country needs is another president like Premadasa who actually did something about selfish pathetic professionals and now non professionals who holds the public hostage to please one donkey who is behind all this!!!!

    kangaroo Wednesday, 03 May 2017 12:49 AM

    True any reason to stay away from duty and waste the publics money

    zubair Wednesday, 03 May 2017 01:09 AM

    I think they are confused .. maybe they think that a kondostara comes out of SAITM....

    Pali Wednesday, 03 May 2017 01:58 AM

    Private bus association has to be careful now. Next time GOMA will join SLTB in any strike against private buses

    ED Wednesday, 03 May 2017 04:31 AM

    WHAT HAS THE SLTB TRADE UNION GOT TO DO WITH THE SAITM ISSUE ?????? THIS IS SHEAR POLITICS !! THE GOVERNMENT HAS TO PROVIDE SERVICE TO THE CITIZENS IN ORDER TO TRAVEL FOR THEIR LIVING !!!! MR. NIMAL SRIPALA D'SILVA WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR ???? YOU HAVE TO FIRE SOME OF THESE WORKERS WHO ARE INVOLVED IN POLITICS TO CREATE THE CRISIS .

    shash Wednesday, 03 May 2017 04:48 AM

    Health minister rajitha senarathna ...Are you happy now May first he said we know how to control Unions This is 21 century . politicians theorys not valid now its only A dead letter via DM Android App

    Don Wednesday, 03 May 2017 05:18 AM

    We need a Lee Kuan Yew to govern us to bring us out of this mess. via DM Android App

    citizen Wednesday, 03 May 2017 05:26 AM

    Add the street beggars also to the strike and get pin buth from politics

    po nil Wednesday, 03 May 2017 05:36 AM

    waw, going kade, full steam...

    nad Wednesday, 03 May 2017 05:41 AM

    WHY NOT AGAINST PRIVATE TRANSPORT ??

    DOMINIOS Wednesday, 03 May 2017 06:40 AM

    FREE EDUCATION, FREE MEDICAL CARE< Why not FREE BUS TRAVEL !

    doctor Wednesday, 03 May 2017 07:36 AM

    Children of farmers ,labourer's,teacher's all are eligible to get in to university in developed countires through a grant system, where the student have to pay back the tution fees while earning. Why should I pay tax to educate a minority who would leave the country without a cent paied back to the country.

    SHATTER BOX. Wednesday, 03 May 2017 07:39 AM

    WHY THE MOUTH OF THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT IS SHUT via DM Android App

    AliG Wednesday, 03 May 2017 07:47 AM

    This is beyond comprehension. Are the SLTB employees that dumb as to be drawn into this GMOA extortion attempt? Stinks of politics. According to the essential public services act, the President has the power to intervene. Why doesn't he? Why doesn't he put a stop to this? Beggars belief! Enough is enough.

    yaka mahathaya Friday, 05 May 2017 10:17 AM

    all about dosthara - kon dosthara and to top it all there is a foul moiuhjt dath-dosthara

    rex Wednesday, 03 May 2017 07:53 AM

    WHY NOT CMC WORKERS TOOO will be great

    B S Perera Wednesday, 03 May 2017 08:30 AM

    According to some arguments above a beggar might not be able to play his bus fare and we must stop all bus services. Many people cannot buy even a Maruti 800, and we must stop all car imports. .

    Perera Tuesday, 02 May 2017 02:56 PM

    wow just wow only in miracle of asia. how can this country progress with people like this via DM iOS App

    Kithsiri Tuesday, 02 May 2017 03:06 PM

    We all know who is behind these

    sanjaya Tuesday, 02 May 2017 03:15 PM

    I thought only GMOA were anti social. Now you too. This institiute is for you to admit your son/daughter. Not only the drivers and conductors but all clerks, labourers, teachers and farmers can send their children. It is for the common people of Sri Lanka. Your child does not have to study hard for competitive A/Ls any more. You only need few millions. Down with the idiots of CTB.

    Roman Tuesday, 02 May 2017 03:28 PM

    No problem! Lets get the military down and resume transportation. Let them go on strike forever!

    rondy Tuesday, 02 May 2017 03:34 PM

    Not a single day goes by without SAITM. Seems this is the most valuable product in Sri Lanka now

    channa Tuesday, 02 May 2017 03:37 PM

    Is it really because of SAITAM??

    nimal Tuesday, 02 May 2017 03:39 PM

    Sir FonsekaOver to you...

    channa Tuesday, 02 May 2017 03:39 PM

    Bus drivers also can save or destroy may lives.

    seqi Tuesday, 02 May 2017 03:42 PM

    and SLTB cant even look after a bus....what do they know about medicine....well I suppose as much as GMOA..... via DM Android App

    Kale Tuesday, 02 May 2017 03:56 PM

    ...and people wonder why Sri Lanka has not developed like other countries!If not on holiday or working short hours, government offices are on strike.Any reason will do.

    Raz Tuesday, 02 May 2017 03:55 PM

    Wow drivers and conductors are now machans of the doctors. greatest combination for the future is mother Lanka. via DM Android App

    Art Wednesday, 03 May 2017 10:13 AM

    shows to what level the SLTB has stooped down to!

    Ashiq Wednesday, 03 May 2017 10:13 AM

    A loss making organization with 30000 employees for 5000 buses, talking about governance.

    Citizen Perera Wednesday, 03 May 2017 10:14 AM

    It seems there is hardly difference between Doctor and Conductor.

    Kaboos Tuesday, 02 May 2017 04:19 PM

    dear conductors these doctors will never come forward for your rescue in a crisis. Be wise.

    Art Wednesday, 03 May 2017 10:15 AM

    Well said!

    JJ Tuesday, 02 May 2017 05:01 PM

    Oh! so now we have highly qualified personnel at SLTB to advise the GMOA of the standards required to be a doctor! So why don't we reverse the roles....GMOA can take over the SLTB and get its members to drive buses and SLTB takes over GMOA and run the hospitals!These clowns are a total disgrace to the intellectuals in this country... and with this "frog in the well" mentally this country is fast becoming the laughing stock of the entire world. No wonder more and more people are applying for migration to other countries!

    Ram Tuesday, 02 May 2017 05:03 PM

    Government's failure to take GMOA activists for contempt of Court when they started dancing ridiculing the court judgement resulted in these protests. Good for the government

    Akila Tuesday, 02 May 2017 05:13 PM

    Do you think clerks, labourers, teachers and farmers in this country could earn that million to give such education to their children? In fact do you think clerk's, labourer's, teacher's children can get admissions to this institute even if they have that few million??

    rosebud Tuesday, 02 May 2017 05:13 PM

    This is so obviously political via DM Android App

    Saje Tuesday, 02 May 2017 05:23 PM

    sir? more like the traitor

    Nish Tuesday, 02 May 2017 05:23 PM

    Unleash the kalawadda brigage

    Ruwan Tuesday, 02 May 2017 05:37 PM

    Conductors for doctors via DM Android App

    Titanic Tuesday, 02 May 2017 05:37 PM

    This is what happens when the government give too much freedom via DM Android App

    MP Tuesday, 02 May 2017 05:40 PM

    How can common man spend millions to educate his children?

    SW Tuesday, 02 May 2017 05:42 PM

    If this is Yahapalanaya, people should have the right to protest against injustice. If the head of the government is dumb before a critical problem, people should protest in this manner. It is their right.

    Bala Tuesday, 02 May 2017 05:47 PM

    There are scholarships if you get good A levels even for all this strata of society. They are looking and spitting..

    Mandy Tuesday, 02 May 2017 05:50 PM

    Dear Father, forgive them as they know not what is good for the country.

    maru Tuesday, 02 May 2017 07:03 PM

    CONDUCTORS AND (con)DOCTORS protesting together via DM iOS App

    Kadiya Tuesday, 02 May 2017 07:18 PM

    SLTB striking against SAITM? Who next?????

    Sincere Tuesday, 02 May 2017 07:41 PM

    Dostharas and Kon Dostharas now against SAITM?

    Sincere Tuesday, 02 May 2017 07:41 PM

    No SLTB service to SAITM yet?

    sharm Monday, 08 May 2017 10:41 AM

    how easily these innocent ppl are being mislead and misused by the so-called educated sector...

    yaka mahathaya Saturday, 06 May 2017 12:24 PM

    if they are protesting against private medical colleges, why not protest against private hospitals? i reckon for obvious reasons.


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