Doctors in government hospitals in Matara, Kandy and Kurunagala districts are to launch a token strike today (15th) over issues relating to school admission for children of Doctors and eh conduct of the Minister of Education according to reports.
The strike will be launched from 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon.
According to sources 200 doctors have failed to find schools for their children and many of them have returned to the country after overseas specialist training and have been recently transferred to other hospitals.
About 200 doctors went to ‘Isurupaya’, the Ministry of Education, yesterday (14th) to discuss with the Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam the difficulties they confront in admitting their children to schools. However, the Minister or a Secretary had not given an opportunity for the doctors to discuss the issue.
The doctors remained in the ministry till late evening expecting to meet the Minister or a secretary but they had been harassed by the security personnel by putting off the lights and demanding them to leave the ministry.