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The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) has warned it would launch a countrywide trade union action next month April against the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM).

GMOA spokesman Nalinda Herath told the media several unions had pledged their support to the GMOA in its effort to safeguard the country’s healthcare services.

“We met more than 100 unions and most of them are of the view that the SAITM issue should be resolved sooner than later,” he said and added that the details of the TU action would not be revealed just yet.

Dr. Herath said some of the ministers too supported them in their fight against SAITM.

“Minister Champika Ranawaka recently revealed the other side of SAITM in Parliament assured us he will take this matter up,” he said and added that many are of the view that Attorney General the Health Minister and the Higher Education Minister were responsible for this dilemma. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

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  Comments - 28

  • UniDon Wednesday, 29 March 2017 08:07 AM

    And also from SAITM, that is my wish!

    citizen Wednesday, 29 March 2017 03:55 PM

    Yes, invite him to finish off these 4 letter unions like how he did LTTE. These karmic jellies cant lead

    Sara Wednesday, 29 March 2017 08:24 AM

    You sound like an Undertaker, good luck to you.

    Be Fair Wednesday, 29 March 2017 08:34 AM

    APRIL: Good time for a Holiday as is for a Strike

    Sangaralingham Wednesday, 29 March 2017 08:39 AM

    Bad idea not expected from medical practioners hate greed and lack of attitude should be in their heads

    TJ Wednesday, 29 March 2017 09:03 AM

    Declare medical sector as essential service and put these fellows behind the bars, if they dare threaten an elected government.

    Jamalji Wednesday, 29 March 2017 09:24 AM

    After having declared war on government, judiciary and public ,If you are seen in any private clinics, you will come under long arm of public.

    ANTON Tuesday, 28 March 2017 05:20 PM


    saman Tuesday, 28 March 2017 05:25 PM

    Youll will succeed since our country have ignorant workers (bath cana meharak/buffalos that eat rice) who can be manipulated by trade union leaders for alcohol and money.

    aravinda Tuesday, 28 March 2017 05:35 PM

    The past two years have proved that our country needs strong leadership. I think we should appoint an individual like Gotabaya Rajapaksa to deal with these trade unions and lead the country.

    Lokka Tuesday, 28 March 2017 08:33 PM

    GMOA is worse than a harbour trade union.

    Sandun Wednesday, 29 March 2017 01:16 PM

    Blackmail. Pure and simple.

    kiruba Wednesday, 29 March 2017 01:34 PM

    Well done Wednesday, 29 March 2017 03:44 AM

    Could the Government place the Police, Army and Garbage collection crews on leave for just four weeks, so that the dissenters, free loaders and pseudo socialists can settle their differences by the Udghoshana method.

    Ranjitdea Wednesday, 29 March 2017 04:09 AM

    Do not insult the harbour workers and their union. They are more sensible

    Ajith Wednesday, 29 March 2017 05:12 AM

    Seriously someone needs to shut these guys up once and for all!

    Top Cat Wednesday, 29 March 2017 05:46 AM

    He, he, heeee!!!

    citizen Wednesday, 29 March 2017 06:04 AM

    GMOA not revealing TU action. Secret pact with devil will kill patients. Also ERPM money mafia teach "foreigns" for profit and then fails them. They are SAITM's competitors. Also GMOA collecting TUs for May Day and get ready for June elections. Justice will reverse failure back on them.

    Leo Wednesday, 29 March 2017 06:19 AM

    Even though Sri Lanka is not united on political views we can unite to take to task parasites who want to keep this country from progressing. The GMOA is pushing their luck. via DM Android App

    Alston Wednesday, 29 March 2017 06:24 AM

    We boast to world as a country give free health services to people but ignore to tell we have most inhuman medical professional

    Don Wednesday, 29 March 2017 06:28 AM

    Will their jealousy never end Good time to rescind permits for super luxury vehicles when they strike. via DM Android App

    DJ Wednesday, 29 March 2017 06:40 AM

    Clearly shows who is lacking in education SAITM students or the GMOA! Issue is Trade Union action is ok but not in this case, sad that educated people just don't see it

    Mad Wednesday, 29 March 2017 03:07 PM

    All those working in Doctors home,garden, drivers etc... shouldn't work for the doctors to close their action !!!!

    Niroshan Wednesday, 29 March 2017 07:07 AM

    We were lucky, you are not president..

    kanthi Peeris Wednesday, 29 March 2017 07:25 AM

    Doctors are planning to harass innocent people. Now action and reaction theory should come to play. Common people also can do some thing against these people.

    Mahila Wednesday, 29 March 2017 07:35 AM

    Yes. Strike and when patients pay consultation do private practice. Hypocritical Oath Holders

    Rodney Wednesday, 29 March 2017 07:38 AM

    A set of parasites who think no end of themselves. Soon they fine their Waterloo.I am sure

    willows Wednesday, 29 March 2017 08:05 AM

    April is the Aurudu holidays and very very few goes to hospitals and in fact the hospitalized get discharged for Aurudu, so no problem?

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