GMOA to strike tomorrow against Singapore-Sri Lanka FTA

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 - 19:31

The Government Medical Officers’ Association says they will launch a one day token strike tomorrow (May 17) to protest against the Sri Lanka Singapore Free Trade Agreement.
Addressing a media conference in Colombo today, GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said that this FTA will have severe consequences on the Sri Lanka economy.
Meanwhile, All Ceylon Government Medical Officers’ Union also convened a media conference in Colombo today.
Its President, Dr. Gishantha Dassanayake said that its members would join the public to fight the FTA.
In addition, Sri Lanka Immigration and Emigration Officers' Union has planned to launch a work-to-rule campaign with effect from midnight tomorrow.
The union has taken this trade union action citing several issues including the introduction of a new service minute.
At the same time, the work-to-rule campaign launched by the CEB engineers is still continuing.
The CEB engineers are agitating against the failure of the Sri Lanka Public Utility Commission to approve Long-Term Power Generation Plan.
Meanwhile, 6 members of the Inter-University Bhikkhu Front launched a sit-in protest at the Lipton Circus this afternoon.
Convener of the SLBF, Ven. Rathkarawwe Jinarathana Thera said that the agitation is launched against the slashing of the subject, Buddhist Philosophy from the University syllabus.