In the backdrop of the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) launching a strike and demanding the government to give their children the best and the most popular schools, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that his government does not recognize certain individuals to be more privileged or more important than the others.
In a post on his official Facebook page, Wickremesinghe said, “We do not recognize individuals to be more privileged than others, nor do we recognize a certain career path to be more important than another.”
He however noted that priority was always towards the citizens of Sri Lanka and therefore every effort will be taken to provide the best service in an effort to address and resolve problems faces in professions and to achieve equal rights and opportunities in every career path.
He said, “But what we do recognize is that our priority is towards the citizens of this nation, and we will continue to strive towards the provision of the best service so as to address and resolve problems faced in professions, and to achieve equal rights and opportunities in every career path.”
Meanwhile the Kaduwela Magistrate Court today ordered all doctors who were forcibly occupying the Ministry of Education to vacate the premises immediately. The doctors who went to the ministry yesterday to meet the minister had spent the night at the ministry refusing to leave until the Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam agreed to provide top schools for their children. The minister had refused to meet the doctors.
According to a statement from the Education Ministry, the GMOA has demanded the education ministry to provide admission of their children to 12 popular schools in the country including Royal College, Ananda College, Visaka Vidyalaya, Dharmaraja College, Kingswood College, Mahamaya Vidyalaya, Kandy High School and Maliyadewa College.