20 September, 2019

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No Confidence In Athula Kahandaliyanage And Susitha Senaratne – J’Pura Specialists Inform Rajitha

Following a three year effort by Dr Athula Kahandaliyanage in protecting and perpetuating the illegal appointment of Dr Susitha Senaratne, quasi director of Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital (SJGH) occupying the office of Director SJGH without as much letter of appointment, the majority of the specialists of SJGH have delivered a letter of no confidence on Kahandaliyanage and Susitha Senaratne. This letter, addressed to the Minister of Health Rajitha Senaratne was delivered to the ministry with copies to the Secretary, Ministry of Health and the private secretary to the minister.

Not In Any Capacity!

Dr Athula Kahandaliyanage, Dr Susitha Senaratne and Rajitha Senaratne

The letter categorically states that the majority of the specialists in SJGH have no confidence in Athula Kahandaliyange and Susitha Senaratne and that neither one of them should be re-appointed to the Board of Directors in any capacity, Colombo Telegraph reliably learns. 

Susitha Senaratne who possess no academic or professional qualification to hold his quasi position has been occupying the office of the Director SJGH only through political thuggery with being Rajitha Senaratne’s lackey his only ‘qualification’.

The Board of Directors of SJGH with the exception of Dr. Kanishka Indraratne, Dr Madhawa Karunaratne and Dr Prabhath Ambawatte have been supporting the two political stooges Kahandaliyanage and Susitha Senaratne in perpetuation of this appointment through delaying tactics of implementing the law as ordered by the Court of Appeal and the Parliamentary COPE. 

Kahandaliyanage Playing With The Court Verdict

Kahandaliyanage most notably interfered with the implementation of the court verdict of CA WRIT 184/2018 where he attempted to bungle the implementation of the order by the courts to advertise the position of Director SJGH in a due manner. After advertising the position as ordered by the courts he threw a spanner to bungle the process by placing a second advertisement custom made to creep in the unqualified Susitha Senaratne for an interview. Knowing full well that this advertisement will provoke yet another court case, and knowing that the judiciary process itself will buy time for Senaratne till the current government’s time is expired, Kahandaliyanage placed the second advertisement amidst severe protest by the three honest specialists. Kahandaliyanage has been boasting with his loyals that he has manipulated the court order to ensure that Susitha Senaratne will continue a SJGH.

Final Attempt Failed

 Kahandaliyanage who has committed a vast number of illegal documentation, submission of false and misguiding documents to the government, the Parliamentary COPE and the courts tried his final stunt on 16.10.2018 where he lied to the SJGH specialist’s forum that the Minister of Health has instructed to sack the three honest specialists resisting this illegal appointment. Upon being exposed as a liar at this meeting, Kahandaliyanage, Susitha Senaratne and the Acting Deputy Director of SJGH were driven away from the meeting premises by the majority of the united specialists of the hospital. 

Multiple sources at the Ministry of Health confirmed that even after their fall from grace Kahandaliyanage and Susitha Senaratne were seeing trying to lobby with the minister to issue a letter of dismissal to the three honest consultants. It is reported that Rajitha Senaratne did not comply with this request. Rajitha Senaratne dissolved the SJGH Board on 17.10.2108 and appointed Kahandaliyanage as acting Chairman till the new Board is appointed. The tenure of Kahandaliyanage at SJGH  has been marred with illegal protection of an unqualified political lackey at the cost of the hospital, spending hospital money at the rate of Rs 400 000 per sitting for the defending lawyer, tender irregularities, financial corruption and administrative corruption leading to a Rs 4 million loss per day. Susitha Senaratne remains suspended from sitting at the Board of SJGH as per court verdict CA WRIT 184/2018 and the court has already recognized him as an unqualified individual to hold his quasi position. 

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    This is a Sri Lankan culture ..
    No place for qualified people ..
    Did not you see how many unqualified people got jobs and promotion during that last regime .
    MR appointed so many VCs; judges; diplomatics against Sri Lanka academic traditions..
    Some universities lecturers are appointed with out good classes or qualifications.
    Now; many of them are teaching in Sri Lankan universities with out professional qualification…
    Next generation and country will pay the price for that ..
    Likewise; in Sri Lanka ; if you know politicians; you can do anything; ..
    This is nothing compared to all what took place in the past;
    Whither Sri Lanka ?????

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      “No place for qualified people”

      Even the qualified people behave like unqualified ruffians ………. that’s Lankan culture.

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    I am certainly sure that Dr.Susitha Senaratne is managing the hospital extremely well and safe than any pundits. My best wishes are with him.

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    Without righteousness and justice, the devil’s roots go deep. Corruption, fraud, hatred, jealousy, deception, all evil seems to have invaded the medical profession. Shamelessly going down the slippery slope will not help. Turning around and through uprooting of bitter roots, the sour fruit can be scattered or sure judgment comes. Where are the honest administrators and the PSC.
    Thanks to GMOA strikes, the hospital system has collapsed and needs fresh boards. Look at GMOA invading SLMC for profit. GMOA Padeni with contempt of court case has to be reported to the SLMC Padeni for disciplinary action. Now the SLMC Padeni has forced SLMC council of govt. to go against govt. judiciary, SC verdict. Where will this insanity of chaos and delays expecting govt. nihilism of SL progression move to. Are the saner doctors too busy to care and correct

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    Rohitha is a veteran at making problems go away often by waiting long enough.
    Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital (SJGH) problem is malignant. Rohitha must act urgently.

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    Susith senarathne is far more better than so called PG qualified administrators! Most of them cannot even think of what normal MBBS qualified DMO Can do ! If you want to see it your self go round the small hospital in and around colombo and you will realise it!

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    I am of the view that this post should be re-advertised in accordance with the rules and regulations. Since this is an administrative post in a big hospital scheme of recruitment should include following: Basic Bachelors of MBBS/MD, Postgraduate Degree of MSc/ MD in Medical Administration/ Health Management or MBA or MPH with at least 7 years experience in Management/Administration and also The considerable experience in financial Management/Health Financing as a budget holder.
    This should be done immediately to avoid unpleasant stories which are not good for Dr Susitha Senaratne and to the Givernment.

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    I am of the view that this post should be re-advertised in accordance with the rules and regulations. Since this is an administrative post in a big hospital scheme of recruitment should include following: Basic Bachelors of MBBS/MD, Postgraduate Degree of MSc/ MD in Medical Administration/ Health Management or MBA or MPH with at least 7 years experience in Management/Administration and also The considerable experience in financial Management/Health Financing as a budget holder.
    This should be done immediately to avoid unpleasant stories which are not good for Dr Susitha Senaratne and to the Givernment.

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