Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Major nurses' union of Sri Lanka disassociates itself from scheduled strike
Thu, Nov 15, 2012, 11:18 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 15, Colombo: Muruththettuwe Ananda Thero, the Chairman of Sri Lanka Public Service United Nurses' Union (PSUNU) says that his union will not participate in the strike of the nurses today.

The token strike of the nurses is called by the Government Nursing Officers' Association (GNOA) which is considered by the PSUNU as a rival.

The Chairman of PSUNU which has the most members said that the union would not take the responsibility of its members participating in the strike today.

He said that the demands set forth by the striking union have already been won.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of All Ceylon Nurses' Union (ACNU) S.B. Medawaththa says that the nurses in island wide hospitals would report sick today. They will hold a protest campaign at the Ministry of Health today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The GNOA meanwhile has called a 24-hour token strike today. The strike will begin at 7 a.m. on November 15 and ends at 7 a.m. November 16.

Chairman of GNOA Saman Ratnapriya says the strike is to demand the authorities to suspend the recruitment of nurses by the Provincial Councils, grant a five-day work week, increase overtime and other allowances, and implement the promotions of years 2011 and 2012.

Nurses at the Lady Ridgeway Childrens' Hospital, the Castle Street Maternity Hospital, Eye Hospital and the Cancer Hospital of Maharagama will not participate in strike action, the unions say. They will also attend to emergency cases in the hospitals.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Customs nab four attempting to smuggle gold worth Rs. 2.1 million
-- [4 hours ago]
Landless Elpitiya residents to receive title deeds on minister's birthday today
-- [4 hours ago]
Elections Commission says drafting 2017 electoral register completed, public urged to check the register
-- [5 hours ago]
Court rejects appeal to recall warrant issued against Sri Lanka's fugitive ex-diplomat
-- [5 hours ago]
Prime Minister pledges to recruit 20,000 unemployed graduates as development assistants
-- [5 hours ago]
Qatar Airways announces additional daily non-stop flights to Colombo from 1 September
-- [7 hours ago]
China's Sinosure supports LAUGFS Gas financing facility
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Cabinet of Ministers accused of planning to curtail powers of Auditor General
Sri Lanka Army's annual defense seminar this year to focus on countering violent extremism
Sri Lanka government moots a tax on soft drinks based on sugar content

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, 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 LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.