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GMOA warns to launch a strike again


The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) warned to hold an island wide strike on July 17 if authorities fail to meet ten demands which were listed out in a letter sent to President Maithripala Sirisena, today.

Addressing a press briefing held at GMOA headquarters in Colombo, GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge mentioned some demands as follows:

  • Not updating DAT allowance as promised
  • Not issuing the gazette notification on the minimum standards of medical education recommended by the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC)
  • Not responding to the proposals presented by doctors in connection with amending tax policy
  • Violating the National Wages Policy
  • Signing Singapore FTA putting the local job market in a grave danger
  • Purposely delaying holding election for the four vacancies in the SLMC and interrupting SLMC's functions
  • Not solving grade promotions issues of doctors
  • Not granting schools for doctors' children and intervening in appointments and transfers in the medical administrative service overlooking Public Service Commission ignoring relevant rules and  regulations etc