Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Doctors' union in Sri Lanka postpones strike scheduled for tomorrow
Mon, Apr 21, 2014, 07:08 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's powerful trade union of doctors, the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA), which has threatened to commence an island wide strike from Tuesday (April 22), has decided to postpone the trade union action.

The GMOA said today that Public Service Commission (PSC) had approved one of the demands and therefore postponed the strike.

GMOA Committee member Dr. Navin de Soysa told the media that the PSC had approved the Medical Service Minute on Grade promotions of medical officers and the Service Minute was also approved by the Cabinet.

The union said earlier that the PSC had only approved the service minute of the doctors without the consultants' transfer scheme and the PSC had therefore not completed its work. The PSC had said that it needed cabinet approval of transfers of medical officers.

According to the GMOA, the delay in implementing the service minute had caused many problems to patients in rural areas since consultants were unable to serve the people as their transfer scheme had been deleted from the service minute.

** Related Story :: State doctors in Sri Lanka threaten to strike from Tuesday

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka's joint opposition to form a new party under former president's leadership
-- [0 minutes ago]
UN rights chief calls on President, Prime Minister
-- [40 minutes ago]
Finnish business delegation in Sri Lanka to explore investment potential
-- [1 hour and 2 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan Navy accused of damaging Indian fishermen's nets
-- [2 hours ago]
Pakistan, Sri Lanka sign MoUs to promote academic, cultural cooperation
-- [2 hours ago]
Former Sri Lankan army commander's appointment to parliament gazetted
-- [3 hours ago]
Commercial Bank of Sri Lanka makes history winning coveted 'Asia's Best Integrated Report' Award
-- [3 hours ago]
No objection to move Cecile Kotelawala to National Hospital, court told
Three names recommended for Sri Lanka's next Attorney General
SLFP to take disciplinary action against errant members

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.