Today (03 Aug 2012) at 3:50 pm consultant community physician, Dr. Sapumal Dhanapala (Regional Epidemiologist) was assaulted by the provincial Health Minister of the Central Province at the PD office in Kandy. Further the Provincial Director of Health services was verbally abused in front of the office staff of the PD office.
Police complaints have been lodged at the Kandy police station and Dr. Sapumal Dhanapala has been admitted to Kandy hospital with minor injuries following this incident.
Representatives of all GMOA Branch Unions within the central province will be having a joint meeting in Kandy tomorrow to discuss the steps which are needed to be taken on this matter.
We the GMOA totally condemn harassment of this nature done to the Government Officials by the politicians. At the same time We will not hesitate to act against such sinister forces to safeguard the dignity of our doctors.