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::

* Sri Lanka's nurses threaten to strike demanding midwifery training for female nurses
Fri, Jan 17, 2014, 08:40 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 17, Colombo: A trade union affiliated to Sri Lanka's nursing sector has threatened to launch an island wide strike if the health authorities fail to address their demand for midwifery training to female nurses.

The All Ceylon Nurses Union (ACNU) has threatened to launch a countrywide strike on January 28th if female nurses are not provided with training in midwifery.

Head of the ACNU, Gamini Kumarasinghe told a news conference that although nursing students were to be provided with training in midwifery, the Health Ministry has deferred the programme due to objections raised by midwives.

Kumarasinghe however said that the Health Ministry should not bow down to dictates of midwives.

Referring to the objections to the training programme by the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA), the ACNU head said that the GMOA was getting involved in order to create differences in the grading of workers in the health sector.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Indian Minister assures a solution to Tamil Nadu fishermen's issue with Sri Lankan Navy
-- [6 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka to set up a degree granting nursing faculty
-- [1 hour and 16 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan President condemns terrorist attack in Turkey
-- [2 hours ago]
The UK wants to see Sri Lanka fully implementing Resolution 30/1, stands ready to help
Sri Lanka to establish a Consulate General Office in Nicosia, Cyprus
Sri Lanka government to obtain JICA assistance to set up light rail transit system in capital city
Sri Lanka has taken 'giant leaps' not 'baby steps' so far to achieve reconciliation, Minister tells UNHRC
UN Human Rights chief presents report on Sri Lanka to UNHRC
Sri Lanka parliamentary commission hands over report on Central Bank Treasury bond deals to Speaker
President to discuss amendments to the VAT to provide relief to people

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.