IGP pacifies GMOAAugust 17, 2012, 9:41 pm
By Don Asoka Wijewardena
IGP N. K. Illangakoon yesterday assured the GMOA that security would be provided to Sri Lanka Medical Council members as requested.
GMOA President Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya, Assistant Secretary Dr. Nalin Ariyaratne and Treasurer Dr. K. H. D. Milroy met the IGP yesterday morning when the police chief assured them that an impartial inquiry would be conducted into Thursday morning’s discovery of a grenade in the garden of SLMC member Dr. Lalantha Ranasinghe’s residence.
Dr. Padeniya told a media conference at the GMOA head office yesterday that the GMOA was aware that Dr. Lalantha Ranasinghe had stipulated important criteria for all private medical colleges to comply with.
Dr. Padeniya said that the SLMC was held in high esteem by the Medical Profession in Sri Lanka. But the attacks on its members had been going on unabated. Former Presidents of the SLMC such as Dr. H. H. R. Samarasinghe, Dr. L. Pandithratne and the Registrar Dr. P. Nornis had been attacked previously. The GMOA could not tolerate such cowardly acts any longer, because the supreme body of the medical profession had to be protected.
The Executive Committee of the GMOA had taken a unanimous decision on Thursday to launch a countrywide strike to protest against the grenade incident.
Dr. Padeniya added that IGP Illangakoon had instructed the CID, too, to investigate the incident and bring the culprits to book without delay. He said the GMOA would assume that the police and the CID would be able to trace those responsible for the grenade attack and bring them to justice.
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