The Association of Medical Specialists (AMS) in a letter dated 18.10.2018 addressed to the Minister of Health urged Rajitha Senaratne to investigate the allegations against the quasi director of Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital (SJGH) Dr Susitha Senaratne and to appoint a duly qualified Medical Administrator.
Dr R.P. Dayasena, Secretary to the AMS writing to the Minister has highlighted that the quasi director is harassing specialists at SJGH. He has further stated that SJGH as a post graduate training institute suffers in its credibility as a tertiary care hospital and that it should be administered by a properly qualified director.
Director Of The Post Graduate Institute Of Medicine Joins The Corrupt
Professor Janaka De Silva, Director, Post Graduate Institute of Medicine (PGIM) is one of the ex officio members of the Board of Directors of SJGH. Prof. He sits at the SJGH Board to ensure that the hospital is run in a credible manner that ensures the quality of the post graduate training of doctors. Janaka De Silva has been a consistent supporter of the unqualified quasi director Susitha Senaratne, and a supporter of Dr Athula Kahandaliyanage in protecting this political stooge. In all the moves to implement the law and the directive of the courts and the parliamentary COPE, Janaka De Silva, instead of looking out for the credibility of SJGH as a post graduate training institute has been supporting the perpetuation of this tertiary care hospital being run by an incapable medical officer whose only qualification is being the minister’s lackey.
“Investigate The Allegations”
The letter by the AMS requests the minister to investigate in to the allegations of harassment of the members of the AMS by Susitha Senaratne. Most notably Susitha Senaratne referred to SJGH where he is employed, as an unsafe place for children and referred to its Consultant Pediatrician as a pig via his Facebook account.
On 22.10.2018 the majority of the specialists of SJGH have handed over a letter of no confidence against Athula Kahandaliyanage and Susitha Senaratne to Rajitha Senaratne. They have submitted their provisional protest at either Kahandaliyanage or Susitha Senaratne being re-appointed to the now dissolved SJGH Board in any capacity, based on the violations of law, rules, medical ethics and common decency by the said individuals.
Three specialists who have a track record of tender irregularities, collecting personal favors for off spring, not being available in the hospital premises during work hours, bartering consumables and equipment from favored suppliers -have been ear marked to be crept in illegally to the Board. However the majority of the united specialists of SJGH have resisted this illegal move and averted the attempt.