Health Trade Unions To Convene To Proposed ETCA

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 - 16:17

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The Government Medical Officer’s Association (GMOA) says 20 health Trade Unions will convene this evening to discuss future union action.

Speaking to Hiru news, Secretary of the Association Dr. Nalinda Herath said several other concerns will also be discussed at the meeting.

He said they are against the signing of the Indo-Lanka Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement.

Speaking at a media briefing Deputy Minister Ajith P Perera said the Government Medical Officers Association is baselessly levelling allegations.

He said several parties have leveled false allegations pertaining to ECTA claiming the usage of Indian Ambulance services.

He added they also claimed the medical staff to be from India.

Deputy Minister Perera said only technical assistance will be obtained from India adding all medical staff and ambulance drivers will be Sri Lankans.

He said the government will not use foreign employees to facilitate job opportunities in Sri Lanka.