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The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) is to launch an indefinite strike in all hospitals island-wide beginning from May 15 demanding the nationalization of SAITM, the private medical college in Malabe.

The Executive member of the Association Dr. Nalinda Herath said the indefinite strike most probably would be from May 15.

He stated that the GMOA's executive meeting would meet tomorrow in Colombo to decide on the date.

The association has given the final warning about the indefinite strike to the government through the token strike on Friday, he added.

"The executive committee will decide on the date for commencement of the indefinite strike as government had not responded favourably on association's trade union actions taken so far", he said.

Dr. Herath expressed the confidence of support of number of other trade unions for their strike.(Dayaseeli Liyanage)


  Comments - 19

  • Lokka Monday, 08 May 2017 01:10 PM

    Ok, give sufficient notice. There will be enough Indian doctors to treat our patients, and at a low cost.

    shakkra Thursday, 11 May 2017 04:07 PM

    weera has obviously not been selected to do medicine despite the 'free education' he had! This is what jealousy means!

    Eng. Hubert Tuesday, 09 May 2017 10:22 PM

    When you look at this rascal you can see the conflict in his brain

    sharm Tuesday, 09 May 2017 10:47 AM

    they are under a contract with the government . GMOA is performing this deadly drama keeping the poor patients lives for a shield while the government is passing all of their official stealing bills behind the screen. already they have passed moneys for 6 vehicles worth 43 Mn each.. mind you.. the lives lost at Meethotamulla were valued at Rs. 100,000- while they are ordering these vehicles in a shameless manner... go ahead and strike with GMOA and vote these looters until you go penniless...

    Perumal Tuesday, 09 May 2017 09:45 AM

    It seems the patients are not that unfortunate, at last.

    weera Tuesday, 09 May 2017 04:28 AM

    These buggers brains swell up so much, they forget the fact that it is because of the free education funded by the tax paying public, they have been able to become doctors. Their service should be made an essential service and make striking illegal and subject to heavy fines and removal from government service if they strike. Also they should not be allowed to do private practice while they are employed by the government. If they want to do private practice, they have to resign from the government service.

    Yehiya Monday, 08 May 2017 03:49 PM

    Drug mafia , liqueur ,

    John V gara Monday, 08 May 2017 03:07 PM

    Way to go GMOA . . .will show them who's got more punch. . . . !!! LET THE GAMES BEGIN .. . . . !!!

    henry Monday, 08 May 2017 02:14 PM

    we r about to celebrate vesak.I do not think any religion would accept this type of behaviour and attitude .even hell is too good for these scoundrels via DM Android App

    Ajja Monday, 08 May 2017 02:12 PM

    Mun Minnisuda...Yakkuda

    Art Monday, 08 May 2017 10:38 AM

    Oh I see, indefinite strike! Definitely you will go home - your hira gethara. I don't think all the doctors in Sri Lanka are fools to worship GMOA - with its political agenda.

    AUSLANKA Monday, 08 May 2017 01:08 PM

    Cancel medical licences of these doctors who strikes.

    Shifan Monday, 08 May 2017 11:49 AM

    Better expedite the ECTA and bring Indian Doctors and cull these morons.

    Kumara Dharmarathne Monday, 08 May 2017 11:35 AM

    Shame on you Herath. Are you really a Doctor? We have a doubt.Before long you guys will end up in prison for the sin you commit for the innocent people in Sri Lanka.

    Lankaputhra Monday, 08 May 2017 11:34 AM

    No one will join the strike,if they were born to real Sri Lankan parents,who are concern our sick poor masses,who toil and earn to educate our Doctors.

    sas Monday, 08 May 2017 10:57 AM

    What about your private practice? Will the GMOA members cease working in private hospitals,dispensaries and nursing homes during this so called indefinite strike?Last Friday (strike day) many worked in their private dispensaries,nursing homes and private hospitals.

    nalin S Monday, 08 May 2017 10:49 AM

    Who the hell these morons? Time to jail each of these executive committee members

    BV Monday, 08 May 2017 10:43 AM

    We were witnessing the beginning of the end now we are about to see the end of the end.

    chuti putha Monday, 08 May 2017 10:39 AM

    i hope consultant's union will not approve this action!

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