Just hours after Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith made an appeal to the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) today, the Association announced that it has decided to postpone their scheduled strike by a further one week.
The GMOA also said that as it had received a positive proposal from Minister Lakshman Kiriella yesterday, and an assurance that President Maithripala Sirisena will make a formal announcement of his government’s stance on SAITM, and hence they had decided to postpone the strike action.
According to the GMOA they will give the government one more week and if they don’t receive any positive response within this time, then they will resort to the trade union action.
The GMOA was set to launch an indefinite strike tomorrow demanding for the abolishing of SAITM. Following the GMOA announcement yesterday, Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith appealed to the GMOA to postpone their strike action and to help the thousands of patience affected by the Dengue epidemic.