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GMOA affiliated TUs vow stern action

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) along with all the other trade unions in the anti SAITM People’s Barricade will take stern trade union action by next week if the Government fails to reveal all details about the white van (NA-0410) and the gang of thugs that came in it to kidnap medical students’ leader Rayan Jayalath on Thursday, after the press briefing held at OPA,GMOA Secretary Dr.Haritha Aluthge said.

Addressing a press conference at the GMOA Head Quarters in Colombo last evening, he said that the relevant authorities have time until next Monday to do it and if not, islandwide trade union action will be taken by doctors, teachers and all the other trade unions.

According to Dr. Aluthge, a formal complaint to be made to the Police Commission in connection with the incident. In order to prevent taking trade union action, the Government should also reveal the connection between the team of police officers which turned up after the attack by thugs. The law should be implemented against the gang of thugs. Trade Union leaders in the Anti SAITM People’s Barricade said that if this Government still practices the ‘white van culture’ or tries to re-introduce it, this Government will go home just as the previous Government which practiced the ‘white van culture.’