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

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* State sector nurses of Sri Lanka gear for an island wide strike next week
Thu, Nov 29, 2012, 09:28 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 29, Colombo: Nurses in Sri Lanka's state sector are gearing to launch an island wide strike on December 7th based on six demands including a solution to salary anomalies.

The Government Nursing Officers Association (GNOA) states that an island wide strike action was the only option to urge the authorities to grant their demands.

Head of the GNOA Saman Ratnapriya said that all members of the Association will keep away from work for an hour in an effort to win six demands including a solution to the salary anomalies and recruitments and promotions.

He said the authorities will be given a period of one week to respond to their demands.

The nursing staff demands inter alia, an increase in overtime payment and risk allowance, recruiting of graduate nurses to the public sector, canceling the gazette that allows Provincial Councils to recruit nurses and reducing the six-day work week to five.

According to Ratnapriya, the GNOA would first launch an island wide strike where nurses would stay away from work for one hour and later resort to a much severe trade union action if the authorities continue to ignore the demands.

The GNOA held a token strike on November 15, but the Health Ministry had not responded to the nurses' demands although two weeks had lapsed.

** Related Story :: Sri Lanka\'s nursing trade unions threaten a continuous strike

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
EU parliament delegation to visit Sri Lanka to discuss national reconciliation and greater women's empowerment
-- [44 minutes ago]
World Bank support for Sri Lanka women business and SME initiatives
-- [1 hour and 7 minutes ago]
COPE report on controversial bond issue presented to the parliament
-- [1 hour and 55 minutes ago]
A sub-sea power cable from India can be a solution for Sri Lanka power crisis - PUCSL
-- [2 hours ago]
Suspect in the murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge granted bail
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Muslims to protest against government over the vote on Temple Mount resolution
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Army Mine Detection Dog Team receives international recognition as 2016 Team of the Year
-- [4 hours ago]
No VAT for 82 essential consumer goods from November 1
Sri Lanka Muslim Council welcomes decision to amend Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act, expresses concern over Minister's statement
Sri Lanka calls for IORA to move into a new era of dynamism

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.