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* Prof. Carlo Fonseka appeals to GMOA not to strike on his behalf
Mon, Jul 10, 2017, 09:18 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 10, Colombo: The former Chairman of the Sri Lanka Medical Council Prof. Carlo Fonseka today said he is not prepared to accept the Chairman's post again and appealed to the state doctors' union, Government Medical Officers'' Association (GMOA) not to launch a strike on his behalf.

Addressing a news conference today, he said that he does not endorse a strike mooted by the GMOA if he was not appointed again.

The GMOA yesterday threatened to launch an unannounced island wide strike again if Prof. Carlo Fonseka is not re-appointed as Chairman of the Sri Lanka Medical Council.

The 85-year-old SLMC chairman stepped down on 1 July when his six-month extension to the five-year term ended on June 30 saying that he would not be able to perform his service effectively.

Prof. Fonseka said as a member of a leftist party he strongly believes that strikes are necessary for labor force to win their rights but he doesn't approve privileged doctors to stage strikes to enhance their privileges.

Prof. Carlo Fonseka said he appealed to the Doctors' Association it is not proper for them to stage strike calling for his reinstatement as he is now an old person.

 


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