Aug 30, Colombo: The supplementary medical professionals at the state hospitals of Sri Lanka ended their strike today after discussions with Health Ministry officials.
The Joint Trade Union Federation of Professions Supplementary to Medicine (PSM) which include, pharmacists, radiographers, medical laboratory technicians, physiotherapists and occupational therapists launched an indefinite strike on Tuesday to win six demands.
The union said they would end the strike for 48 hours from 8 a.m. Sunday.
The trade union reached the decision after having discussions with the Deputy Minister of Health Lalith Dissanayaka.
Despite a court order suspending the strike, the union continued their strike paralyzing the services at state hospitals and risking patients' lives.
The Sri Lankan government appealed to the striking supplementary medical staff to consider the inconvenience to the people caused by their continuing strike and return to work.
The trade unions said that they would hold a decisive discussion with the Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena on September 01 and come to a final decision.