Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan doctors launch 24-hour token strike
Thu, Oct 25, 2012, 11:22 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's powerful doctors' trade union, Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) today launched a 24-hour token strike at state-run hospitals despite a request from the Ministry of Health not to engage in strike action as the government is taking measures to resolve their demands.

The token strike demanding the government to resolve their salary issues started Thursday at 8 a.m. and it is due to conclude at 8 a.m. tomorrow, the GMOA said.

The Ministry said the Treasury Secretary Dr. P. B. Jayasundera has agreed to meet with the trade union, Thursday to discuss the salary issue and requested all the doctors to report to work tomorrow.

Additional Secretary of GMOA Dr. Nalin Ariyaratne said that the discussions held today with the officials of the Health Ministry and the Finance Ministry were positive.

The token strike has meanwhile, paralyzed the daily activities at several hospitals inconveniencing the public island wide.

** Related Story :: Health Ministry requests Sri Lankan doctors not to strike

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Prime Minister says will pay off all debts during this government's time
-- [3 hours ago]
Gintota under control, Law & Order Minister warns elements inciting communal violence
-- [4 hours ago]
Selyn launches 'Sthri by Selyn' - an ethical fashion collective for women by women
-- [6 hours ago]
Finnish Firm in Sri Lanka to set up to project to produce energy from sea waves
-- [7 hours ago]
Police curfew imposed in parts of Galle to control tense situation
Sri Lanka Army chief ordered to appear in court over disappearances
Sri Lanka accepts 177 recommendations of third UPR, mindful of implementation of some
Court rejects former Defense Secretary's objections on Avant Garde case
Notice calling nominations for LG polls to be issued on Nov 27
Sri Lanka national security think tank holds panel discussion on post-war role of armed forces

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.