20 August, 2019

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Sri Lanka Medical Council Under Pressure To Remove Corrupt Member

The Government Medical Officer’s Association (GMOA) in a letter addressed to the Secretary to the Ministry of Health, Wasantha Perera urged her to initiate a full scale investigation in to the allegations of massive financial frauds carried out by the sacked ex fake director of Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital (SJGH) Susitha Senaratne. The GMOA has also urged the Secretary to remove Senaratne from his position at the Sri Lanka Medical Council as a ministerial appointee. 

The Administrative Officer of SJGH Sarath Robertson has been instrumental in covering up and attempting to destroy the evidence of the FCID investigation in to the massive financial frauds of Susitha Senaratne. Since last Saturday when Susitha Senaratne was removed from his post, Sarath Robertson has been lobbying with Chairman SJGH Dr Athula Kahandaliyanage to let Senaratne remain in the Director’s Quarters. Kahandaliyanage has stood his ground that Senaratne has to vacate the premises within 72 hours, Colombo Telegraph reliably learns. ”

“Sarath Robertson has moved one of the prime suspects and the key coordinators of these financial frauds, Anjana Sendanayake into the Transplant Unit. The unit has now turned in to the key meeting place of the cronies of Susitha Senaratne. On 12th February at a secret meeting held in this location, Shantha Dayasiri, the Chief Radiographer, Dayananada Handaragama, the Chief Physiotherapist, Kolambage of the procurement division and Anjana Senadanayake have been planning a coup for the removal of Athula Kahandaliyanage under the instructions of Susitha Senaratne,” sources within the hospital told Colombo Telegraph.

Shantha Dayasiri, the right hand man of Senaratne who has openly funded the booze drenched party that was held on 11th January at the Grand Monarch with the attendance of Rajitha Senaratne. There, Susitha Senaratne planted employees to lobby with the Minister to appoint himself as Chairman SJGH displacing Kahandaliyanage.,” a source closed to the Health Minster told Colombo Telegraph.

Currently the 4 matrons, Anodani Saputhanthri, Kala Karunaratne, Samitha Senanayake and Vishakha Weerasinghe are lobbying with their colleagues in the nursing staff to support this coup. Colombo Telegraph published photographic evidence of the first three Matrons mentioned, seen rallying around and physically protecting Susitha Senaratne on 11th February when he walked in with thugs to the SJGH premises. 

Anjana Senadanayake: From Casual Laborer To Top Dealer Of Fraud

Anjana Sendanayake

The staff of SJGH are bewildered as to how Anjana Sendanayake who is allegedly connected to massive fraud, coordination of bribes, money transfer, corrupt negotiations and deleting files from official computers was transferred to a protected cushy room with access to a computer, internet and privacy. 

“Sendanayake first joined the permanent staff of SJGH as a casual laborer. Later, due to his connections with the former administrators he jumped from the post of casual laborer to Secretary to the Director. Currently Sendanayake remains the chief coordinator of Susitha Senaratne from within the hospital, mainly engaged in “disappearing” hard and soft copies of documents related to the FCID investigations with the assistance of Sarath Robertson,” another source told Colombo Telegraph.

Sarath Robertson: Unqualified Administrative Officer of SJGH

“Sarath Robertson, the Administrative Officer of SJGH got selected to the hospital due to his relationship with Alec Robertson, a former Minister of the UNP. Sarath Robertson does not possess any qualifications to hold his current position or even entry in to the clerical staff of the hospital. His A/L result sheet has also been contested as fraudulent. He received large financial top ups to his salary under Susitha Senaratne, who submitted Board paper after Board paper for the irregular allowances and salary structure changes to Robertson’s salary. He also re-formulated the salaries of the matrons and illegally appointed them as “Managers” which is believed to be the main reason why they are beholden to Senaratne. These salary re-formulations were done without the approval of the Salaries and Cadre Commission,” our sources further said.

Since the sacking of Susitha Senaratne, Robertson has been working in coordination with Prabhath Werawatte, the Acting Deputy Director. They went as far as to illegally opening the director’s office for Senaratne to occupy by force, 2 days after he was sacked. 

The office assistant to the Director’s office Shamali, a noted go between in the financial frauds has also been comfortably placed in the Pharmacy of SJGH which is located away from the main building complete with internet and intranet access by Sarath Robertson. In the midst of chaos on Saturday the 11th when the letter of removal was delivered to Susitha Senaratne, it was Shamali who was instrumental in ensuring that hard copies of several crucial “fraud files” were secure with Prabhath Werawatte, Colombo Telegraph reliably learns. 

The photograph below shows Sarath Robertson on the left of Susitha Senaratne, with Shantha Dayasiri, Dayananda Handaragama, Anjana Sendanayake and Kolambage, the core group managing the ongoing coup against Kahandaliyanage. 

Susitha Senaratne’s Illegal Visit To Dayasiri Jayasekera

Unfazed by his disgraceful removal, Susitha Senaratne has illegally entered SJGH to visit Dayasiri Jayasekera (MP) who was admitted to the hospital. Senaratne has no authority to enter the hospital premises without a patient visiting pass as he no longer holds any position at the hospital. 

Another whistleblower from SJGH opined: “this is the danger of institutionalizing corruption and impunity. You know there are wheels within wheels. Why are Sarath Robertson and Anjana Sendanayake given a free hand? Is it only Susitha Senaratne who wants the evidence of the FCID investigation destroyed? We, the collective of silent observers know more than the consultants and the administrators about what exactly is going on under the nose. No rogue is too big for us. The biggest thief in the hospital is now gone. We trust no one but the facts. We will persist and watch”. 

“Prof Harendra de Silva, the newly appointed Chairman of the SLMC, though a classmate of Rajitha Senaratne, has integrity. Prof Harendra is unlikely to tolerate a man like Susitha Senaratne” said a senior consultant commenting on the SJGH saga on the condition of anonymity for obvious reasons.

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    it is time the president intervened in this matter as the pm is notorious when it comes to cover ups

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      Not Medical Council but GMOA is the bigger frau institution in medical world down there.
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      Imagine, how many times, they have gone on strikes just for silly issues. No matter their degrees were freely financed by the folks, they did it and even would the do it tomorrow.
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      I wonder why the GMOA members stay remain in their positions as nothing could work to drive the buggers once for all. Not only Madhush or the like MULTIP MURDERERS but these men and their activities in GMOA alsmost killed lot more in this country just because their brutal ignorance. They should not have rights to hang on with former MAFIA BOSS Rajaakshe and his internal affairs of destroying this country. BUt all along the members of GMOA have been upt to it. We the lanken citizens want GMOA members be driven away and be replaced with new men so that GMOA can finally move forward without act of venegeance.
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      CT, I challenge you, if you could please bring THE PROOFS to prove that GMOA members fulfilled LET alone their weekly hours and medical doctors. I have got records, to prove that they dont even care about their hours that these men as employees are assigned to.
      That is the basics, if these doctors would not respect working ordinance, that is what we have to focus on.
      GMOA president is also an idiot who has proved to have worked in his private practice while their association has called on day long strikes killing innocient PATIENTs.
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      We need more transparency in terms of duty bounds hours of GMOA than anything else. They should not BE allowed to react above the laws.

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      Yes, when it comes to cover ups. What happened to the files on the
      death of MRs first wife, during Ranils PMship when this happened – a challenge to these so called investigative journalist!

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      Oh Naimen……… and the President can be relied upon to unravel all cover ups , is that right?

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    Dr Rajitha Senaratna, Dr Ranil’s RH Man and the UNP Media Spokesperson told the Colombo Media as late as yesterday that Srilanka has the Best Health Service in the World along side Cuba.

    This Susitha Doctor who seems to be the RH Man of Dr Rajitha must be the driving Force of this Best Health Service in the World.

    What is this GMOA on about?..

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      How was Mahindwamsa latest විවාහ මංගල ය (wedding) ?
      Were you invited the to auspicious occasion?

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        Hello Native.

        Long time No See..
        Where have you been Mate?… Colombo or Dubai…..

      • 0
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        Dear Native,

        Why would Yoshitha invite a Baiyya like me..
        Did you get one?…

        BTW Is Aloysious a Burgher Boy

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    I often thought tall, lanky Susitha Senarathne is suitable to be an actor than a doctor

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      Yes of course. With his bald head and dark glasses, best suited for the mean guy or Dushtaya who does all corrupt acts and run from the cops.

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      What is your opinion about GMOA dogs ?
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      Are they at all qualified enough to continue their position in that association ? Padadeniya the most abusive president, no new introduction would be necessary, have been that obsequeous to Rajapakshe CRIMiNALs yet today ?
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      Not many among the educated folks would ever kowtow Rajakashes as we can see it, but GMOA does how come ?

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    First and foremost this country must rid itself of the Dummy PM. President did the right thing but the wrong way.

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    Rajitha Senarathne is always with the Bond Scam Alibaba, Ranil. As long as Rajitha is with Ranil, no one will be removed. Cuba, a very poor country has the world’s best health Services. What Sri lanka has is that of USA. You go bankrupt if you get really sick. That is where we are heading. Because govt hospitals are like refugee centers or HARAK GAALAs.
    Sri lankan health is a way of income for the most higher ups.

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    We the tax payers have to decide whether stealing or holding millions of patients to ransom by striking Doctors is acceptable.Medical council might have to think of striking off all striking Doctors and fraudsters so that we can go back to the 15th century and get our native Doctors to save us from these vultures.Ruins in A’pura and Pollonnaruwa suggest that we had a healthy population then.

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      Very well put Upali.

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    He He He

    The result of standardization
    Of selecting students to Medical Faculty.

    Once world class university
    Education went to dust bin
    During the adventure of Badudeen Mohamad Naanaa.

    During his time students with 3 simple pass were admitted to Medical Faculty with a letter from Badi Naanaa.

    Musulim students from south were allowed to write A/L exam in N-E then admitted on quota allocated to Tamils.

    These jokers can not run a Hospital ..Airline…Parliament.

    Labourer became administrator why not if a baggage collector in Dubai can become an MP and own millions today.

    Cheers

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      Cholan,

      “During the adventure of Badudeen Mohamad Naanaa”

      A large proportion of the Tamil allocation was enjoyed by Tamil students from Jaffna when the District Quota System for university admissions introduced in 1972 that abolished that unfairness to give equal opportunities to the under privileged districts including many Tamil areas.

      If not for this system, half our doctors would have been turned to rebels and vanished by the Nandikadal in 2009. When you think asking 50/50 for mere 7% was fair, you won’t understand this for sure.

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        @ghk

        Do you want best doctors or just doctors with a degree?

        When there was competitive examination the best will enter university …thus Tamils who had best schools & teachers
        Got it ok?

        Recently a Tamil nurse worked at Hatton clinic run by a Kattankudy so called doctor commited suicide after recording message accusing this Kattankudy doctor to this day no police action.

        This is the type of doctor is being produced by Buddy plans.

        Instead of upgrading schools and facilities for Sinhalese students Badi Naana together with Srimavo introduce standardization to limit the university entrance of Tamils.

        Once the talented students are ignored only donkeys can study medicine and see the results now.

        Thanks for Buddy Naana to sent the once world class education to drainage and this same joker allowed teachers to engaged in political activities this a respected profession became a comedy.

        Developed countries offer medical entrance only on merits not in Buddy Naana style.this is why their medical facilities are excellent.

        Cheers

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    CT,

    Now the matter is with the authorities. It is not ethical to insult an individual who is only a junior staff, and allegations against him have not yet been proved as well. Go behind bigwig, it is a news

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    People in the hospital are taken for a ride by Kahandaliyanage.
    Today (probably after this CT article) Shamali , was seen working in the Internal Audit unit. This is the same internal audit unit that reported the 17 million fraud of Susitha Senaratne. What a joke is it that she is even allowed within the premises.
    Someone wants the evidence destroyed.
    Why cant she be put to a normal ward, where she will do the normal work?
    Why is she put to places where she has access to documents?
    Also today the same Anjana Senadanayake was seen inside the Director’s office.
    This is all BULLS***!!!
    Apparently a new Director has been appointed.
    But Susitha Senaratne is still in the Director quarters. He is just a medical officer who should be reporting back to LHR. How can he occupy a government premises against the law?
    The game plan is complex.
    SJGH employees better understand this.

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    New director has come to J’pura hospital. But the sacked director is still in the hospital. No one is arresting him. The woman who helped with the fraud was seen working in the internal audit department today! What a big joke!!
    We will see what the new Director does now. More buildings and more irregular constructions in every nook and corner?
    New projects?
    New equipment?
    These are all just thieves.
    I feel very sorry for my country.

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      Don’t cry for me Sri Lanka
      The truth is I only cheated…..

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    Shamali was seen in the Internal Audit Department. She was the one who was transporting all the documents inside the hospital for fraud tender evaluations and money laundering.
    and Anjana Sendanayake was seen inside the Director’s office today
    Why?

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    It is stated above: “Prof. Harendra de Silva, Chairman of SLMC has integrity”. This Chairman is “Newly Appointed” to the SLMC. This is where the “Problem”, as I see. If the “Professionals” and “Intellectuals” know it is WRONG to cooperate with what is unethical and not in keeping with integrity, this Prof. Harendra should have REFUSED to sit with this “Minister’s Nominee” – Dr. Susitha Senaratne in the SLMC. Prof. Harendra would have known what “TYPE” of a “Dr.” this “Dr. Susitha” is and also what a “Controversial Figure” in the Medical Services of the country. To begin with Prof. Harendra should have refused the appointment as the Chairman of SLMC, so long as this “Controversial” Dr. Susitha is going to be the Minister’s Nominee. If all the “Professionals” and “Intellectuals” of the country resolve not to cooperate with what is wrong and unethical, most of these “Political Humbuggery” could be got rid of. The best “Non Violent” tool to be used to correct what is wrong is “NON COOPERATION” – that which was used to the fullest success by Late Mahathma Gandhi.

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    It’s a sad state of affair for a hospital with a great history and reputation. Whilst working there as a junior doctor we were constantly bullied and threatened by the director. Our overtime was cut due to “financial irregularities” . 30 yr old lifts which were still in good nick were replaced with smaller lifts. Old patient notes were destroyed which meant some patients did not have any records when they were admitted. Some of the consultants were scared of the repercussions if they were to approach the director on our behalf. Nurses were threatened with disciplinary action if they did not bend to the will of the office. Most of us were happy to end our appointments there and move on because we never wanted to work in such dictatorial environment. It is said that in life, you only get what you give. This is payback time for the whole lot.

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    As I see it, the minister is responsible for the mess and frauds at the SJGH and elsewhere in the health services.
    He wants ‘Yes Men’ who will be his acolytes in positions of importance.
    Susitha is one of them.
    The minister is not bothered about problems/frauds at SJGH, nor about the health of the nation.
    How can a Russian MD doctor with no experience in the health services be appointed as a member of SLMC.
    In the old days, members of SLMC were elected by doctors registered to practice.

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    The Government Medical Officer’s Association (GMOA) suddenly became a Trade Union with a mission to do what trade unions must. Other Lankan Trade Unions, politicised (meaning corrupt), stood and stared.
    The media has speculated on corruption/nepotism/impunity in Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital (SJGH).
    Thank you GMOA for urging the Secretary to the Ministry of Health, Wasantha Perera to initiate investigation into allegations of financial frauds carried out by the sacked director of SJGH, Susitha Senaratne and remove Susitha Senaratne from his position at the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC), appointed by the Minister of Health.
    PS: SLMC got politicised the day Prof Carlos Fonseka chaired it. Remember Carlos, now retired, endorsed the Ig-theory about Jaffna Library arson?
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    For year 2018/2019, for eighth consecutive time elected unanimously, GMOA is led by Dr Anuruddha Padeniya (President), Dr Haritha Aluthge (Secretary), Dr Nalinda Herath and Dr Naveen Soyza.
    .
    Indications are that GMOA is politicised. Corruption/nepotism/impunity is endemic in Lanka. The present target and timing makes one wonder. Has GMOA evolved into a Rent-a-Trade Union?
    Has it gone PapaDoc?
    .
    By the way, Shyamon Jayasinghe in CT of 17 August 2018, Dr Anuruddha Padeniya told a Lake House journalist. “In psychiatry there is a method to identify people who betray the country. We are going to launch this list and keep it online with the materials you publish. So we can display that you are carrying out a contract.”
    Shyamon identified this Nobel Prize quality. We are waiting for the first ever Nobel Laureate.
    PS: In 2014, hush-hush-whisper-whisper of a belt that renders the unwary wearer sterile was rife.
    This did not get even an IgNobel but did result in the June 2014 Aluthgama pogrom.
    .
    Sigh………….sigh

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    Wrong doings has become the ‘Norm’ in most of the Professions in SL. The GoSL should encourage the employees who do a thorough genuine hard job for the upliftment of SL. Any wrong doers need to be dealt with.
    GMOA needs to concentrate on the Trade union activities to matters that affect its members and not to get in to Political activities. The SLMC should look in to the doctors wrong doings.

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    All are utterly rascals and bloody idiots – GMOA, SLMC, and the other so called educated professionals and officials – both in private and public sectors -, and all the greedy politicians, all of them are bloody rascals. All of them are very jealously selfish and mean lot, only know how to ruin everything, they only want good coosy lives for themselves, and the least brothered of rest of the country. They would go to any length and even to the gutters to protect their mean ways. Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore are earning billions from medical tourism, and Mr. Modhi has set a target of USD. 8 billions for India to achieve from medical tourism. So the world is roaring ahead. and we are roaring ahead in the reverse to the cesspits. Until these blood sucking parasites and lunatics hold the savy of the country, there wouldn’t be any salvation and mercy for the rest in the country.

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    SJGH, GMOA, SLMC……..everyone a can of worms!

    In all this, hardly a word about the PATIENTS.

    This is a disgraceful state of affairs, and those up the food chain seem happy to tolerate.

    If I needed medical treatment, I will anywhere else but not this cursed hospital.

    So much for a government flagship.

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    Nimal Mate,

    Blame yourself too. When you do things blindly then this is what will happen. Unless you create an inclusive society to work for the country this will be the end result. Number killer of a nation is racism and once it creeps in then there is no salvation. Do you know the number of Balu LOW-yers fighting with one another to save Madush the kudu king? This is what we have created mate and so please dont cry.

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    Mr Robertson collects two salaries The AO s and PR manager .
    Chief financial officer is getting additional 80 thousand without board approval .
    So do most of the staff in administrative position . The Matrons too have sold out the nurses . They get extra money but cut OT of nurses .

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    The people of this country , before long will come to a conclusion enough is enough , as no of official investigations in to fraud and curupt ion will lead to nowhere unless and until people take the law in to their hand and deal with these curup elements decisively to clean up the mess created by these politicians as as it is the tax payers money that are being stolen and have been stolen dragging common
    masses in to misery and that may entail arm struggle , who knows!

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    Matrons have no honour or respect. One of them with the two letter name is famous for such immorality that it cannot be written in an open forum. She has been shouting and screaming and crying on the day Susitha Senaratne was sacked. She behaved the same way when one of the former directors was sacked too. All four of them have got fraud salary allowance of Rs 30 000 and a designation change. These are illegal things done.
    Those four women are a disgrace to Nightingale.
    They are frustrated females going after a man who is a thief who stole 17 million rupees of our hospital money.

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    The media wise standardisation was brought in not only by Baddudin naana but also by the Moda Manioc woman Sirima. These two are directly responsible for Tamil militancy and later LTTE violence. I persoanlly know how many Tamil students even after medical or dental faculties were forced to leave by violence and harassment. This opening the flood gate further ruined our univerisity professional studies. Some of these gonas after acquiring an MBBS wanted to erase their past, create a new identity, and overnight rich all because of their horrible inferiority complex and lack of out look and not valuing their entry to uni because of the short cut that let them in. These are the guys who ruined the whole system and created chaos both in the Universities and out side after they qualified. These same fellows are the one who dont care for the poor.

    This is another Sinhala tragedy owing to racism and seeking short cuts. But still they have not learnt the truth. Present parliament is a good example.

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    Ha….ha…17 million is nothing man. Talk in terms of billions and not in millions. Our ministers will laugh at this sulu ganak.

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