No more strikes by GMOA expected following talks

The Government does not expect more strikes by the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) following talks held with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne told reporters today that the talks between the Prime Minister and GMOA held last night on the SAITM issue were successful.

Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said the talks took place with his blessings and participation.

He said that the GMOA had sought the meeting with the Prime Minister and the Prime Minister agreed to meet only with the blessings of the Health Minister.

“The Prime Minister told the GMOA not to attack any Minister personally. He told the GMOA all decisions taken on SAITM are with the backing of the Government,” Senaratne said.

Senaratne said that at the meeting with the Prime Minister, the GMOA also put forward two names for Chairman of the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) to replace Professor Carlo Fonseka.

Professor Carlo Fonseka’s term as chairman of the SLMC ended recently. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. If he do want be Chairman of SLMC that no need to an appointment Pro.Karlo Fonseka as chairman of such Council. No man is indispensable in this world. That an apply to Pro-Karlo too.
    Needless to say GMOA is right track of national interest of Medical Patrician as well as majority citizens of our country and PEOPLE. If Pro.Karlo denied that why GMOA has compelled exist from Mr Karlo that also which support for ,the right choice for the vital interest of majority people HEALTH.
    That is a Sustsnsibility of New Philosophy of World Health, as well as our nation Sustsnsibility Development path taken by Sri Lankan New model of Capitalism.

    The UNP-Regime leading key agent that Primer has look at for vital interest of MBBS degree and Standards of world accepts norms and principles. Not that SATTIM of who has violated MBBS degree criteria had been accepts by 125 years of Medical Colleges education procedures and RULES.
    The is not been elected by public to be build-Private Medical Colleges in Island. The Primer is NOT agent of SATIM he is an elected by People votes and obey to right of People of Island. Not the that Businessmen interest of buying and selling of commodities of Market Economy of Neo-Liberal thought of Economics into Health Field. Ours health services of poor conditions. We have to go long-way to achieve Sustsnsibility health services .
    By and large we are spending TAX payers funds that less than 2% of GDP for Health Sector by UNP-Regime in power; it has rapidly gone down after 2015 January 8thby the way the theme “Good governances” is reaming in the top of political agenda of current ruling parties.

    GMOA is in right track, is not a Trade Union demands ,they are now working for National vital Interest of the People’s of Health of all nationalities . It has no politics links at all.
    We are democratic nation by that we want democracy consensuses and deliberation with all involving of parties conflicted related matters by Primer initiatives.
    That is democracy methodology in that New World order will come into being.

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