Public Health Inspectors launch token strike

Public Health Inspectors (PHI) launched a one-day token strike today over the failure by the authorities to address their concerns.

The PHIs have already withdrawn from coronavirus related activities.

Public Health Inspectors were outraged over a recent statement made by Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi concerning PHI officers.

Minister Wanniarachchi had recently told media that PHI officers engaged in COVID-19 duties were causing inconvenience by revealing details of the latest detection of coronavirus patients to the media.

The PHI Union said that as their activities are a hindrance to the Health Ministry and due to PHI officers being accused of engaging in their official duties, they had decided to refrain from COVID-19 duties. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Health Minister Wanniarachi has only added fuel to the claim that Covid 19 cases in Sri Lanka are being deliberately understated. There can be no other reason for objecting to PHI’s revealing details of new cases to the media.

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