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* Doctors in Sri Lanka's Galle District on strike demanding Mayor's arrest
Thu, Sep 27, 2012, 04:36 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 27, Galle: The trade union of Sri Lankan doctors, Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) says that doctors in the Galle District will strike today calling for action against the Galle Mayor for verbally abusing a Medical Officer of Health (MOH) in Galle.

The GMOA says that an MOH in Galle had been verbally abused by the Galle Mayor Methsiri de Silva.

GMOA Spokesperson Dr. Naveen de Soysa has said that doctors attached to the main hospitals, Karapitiya Teaching Hospital, Balapitiya and Elpitiya Base Hospitals have commenced a strike from this morning.

The GMOA has decided to launch a strike in the Southern Province if the authorities fail to take action against the Mayor this week.

The GMOA on September 24th launched a trade union action but doctors of main hospitals did not participate. However, the doctors in the main hospitals in the district are engaged in the strike today.

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