Citing reasons for the demand, GMOA Spokesman Dr. Navin De Soysa claimed that the medicines and vehicles belonging to the ministry of health was used and abused by Senaratne’s son, Chathura for flood relief work.
“The minister’s son distributed the medicines among the flood affected people by pasting his stickers on the packs, as if it was his own. But they used the ministry medicine and vehicles for this task,” the GMOA spokesman said.
Soysa urged Sirisena to either bring the ministry under his purview or else to appoint a new qualified person to the position, as there was also increasing interference from Senaratne’s family in ministry decisions.
He also accused Chathura of interfering with ministry work.