Sri Lanka doctors refuse to treat wounded police—news item
Posted on June 22nd, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera

June 22 (EN) Doctors at Sri Lanka’s main hospital refused to treat four police officers who sustained injuries when hundreds of university students stormed the health ministry, official sources said.

When the tamil tigers blew up and wounded thousands of soldiers and police, Tamil doctors never refused to treat Sinhalese ?

This may be the waterloo of  GMOA .

Government should stop paying their salaries and ask police to stop treating  differently  doctors  who drive cars with a red/green badge on windscreen for traffic violation ?

Am I  to take the badge off today which my wife has put on windscreen?

She works in a private hospital and keep saving  hundreds of dengue patients.

This is the time patients may take law into their hands.

Policemen will surely refuse to take any action when doctors who may get hurt by angry citizens of this country and make complain to police  ?

This country has become a animal kingdom with doctors and politicians behave alike.

Doctors  and  politicians  have become animals under Yahaplanaya .

It is high time we have  a Premadasa or Pincohet ?

Dr Sarath Obeysekera

23 Responses to “Sri Lanka doctors refuse to treat wounded police—news item”

  1. Fran Diaz Says:

    Can’t help thinking that the Doctors are really protesting AGAINST the STATE OF AFFAIRS IN THE COUNTY, for which the present Yahap govt is responsible.

  2. Christie Says:

    These doctors are Western Medical Doctors or Indian Doctors.

    Have they taken the oath? that they will look after any one in need of their services?

    What we see is how Indian Sinhala terrorist arm has developed in brainwashing the Sinhalese.

  3. Fran Diaz Says:

    Please see the “The Island” Editorial of June 23, for clarity re this situation.
    The Editorial states that ‘a sledge hammer has been used to crack a nut …’

    Unecessary force through the STF has been used on the protesting Medical Students.

    Not so long ago, the Rathupaswella rioting incident which justifiably called for stern action from the MR govt to stop the spread of riots (as in 1983), received howls of protest from the then Critiques who used the occasion for their election purposes. The Army was called in at the Rathupaswella rioting because the Police could not contain the some 5,000 crowd that turned up after dusk in vans and started throwing petrol bombs at the Police.

    Who corrects the accumulated Yahap huge anti-national acts ?

  4. Lorenzo Says:

    Fran,

    NO ONE was shot dead this time.

    But I agree with the island “a sledge hammer has been used to crack a nut” AGAIN.

    There was NO riot in Rathupaswella. The RIOT was in BERUWALA where 2 people were SHOT DEAD. ALL police and army people involved in these are in jail.

  5. ranjit Says:

    War heroes have become street thugs these days assaulting innocent civilians including buddhist monks, students, parents, doctors etc. If the government listen to protesters grievances and discuss things in a democratic decent way then there won’t be anything like this happen. So it’s time the government change their attitude and act in a decent way. The whole government is acting like an armed gang threatening everybody who comes against them. The Ministers are talking like rowdies in public. We have a president who knows nothing and talking nonsense all the time. We have a prime minister who is a globe trotter traveling around the world bringing nothing except empty talk and bogus promises.
    I don’t think doctors refused to give medicine to the injured soldiers. They are also our sons and daughters but the way they act assaulting our children brutally like yesterday we saw in the television is not going too well with the public. It was horrible. No one can act in that way even they got instructions to do that. They were educated unarmed children who were seeking some answers from the government that’s it so there should be some understanding between the two parties and discuss things mutually. Don’t blame anyone except this Yamapalanaya government. This is the only way we can show this horrible government our anger towards them for making our country a garbage dumping yard. Current government is like a talking doll doing nothing except talking. People are suffering like no other times after indipendence. The evil rulers must leave at once before the people in this country rise up against them sooner or later. Poor dies while rich enjoy the luxurious lifestyle with poor man’s 💰 money and strength.

  6. Fran Diaz Says:

    Lorenzo,

    You forget the facts re Rathupaswella.
    A crowd of about 5,000 turned up in vans AFTER DUSK to join the earlier group. It was then that the Petrol Bombs were thrown at the Police. The Police could not contain this, and that is why the IGP called in the Army to help.

    Throwing Petrol Bombs at the Police is rioting, is it not ?
    Also, there was a swell in the crowd already gathered AFTER DUSK – over 5,000 is a large crowd.

    Questions to ask :
    – What was the purpose of the whole exercise of the Rathupaswella incident ?
    – How were some of the wells contaminated ?
    – Who stood to gain by such an incident ?

    We do not condone violence of any type. All matters must be settled through discussions.

    ———

    We were under the impression that the SAITM matter was settled. The SAITM disagreement started in the first place because the SAITM Medical Exams are not in par with the Govt Medical College Exams, but yet the Yahap govt wants the GMOA to register the SAITM doctors under the GMOA. This is not right. Yahap is wrong here.

    Therefore the latest protest by the Medical Students, as the Min of Health has not stayed with the agreement with the GMOA.

    Do please correct me if I am wrong here.

    Repeat. : All disagreements must be sorted out through discussions.

  7. jay-ran Says:

    This Govt., with SIRA & BOND HORA RANIL are acting like DICTATORS harassing the poor even for staling a COCONUT but THE BOND SCAM DEMALA MAAMAA & BENA AFTER STEALING BILLIONS AND NOT PAYING THE TAXES ARE FREELY LIVING IN SIRI LANKA UNDER JARAPALANAYA.
    Wesaw in TV HIRUNEWS HOW THE POLICE & ARMY WERE BEATING THE UNARMED STUDENTS BY HITTING THE HEADS OF STUDENTS WITH BATTON POLU!!! RANI’L BOND HORU ARE FREELY MVING BUT THE INNOCENT STUDENTS WHO PROTESTED WERE VERY BADLY PUNISHED AND ARRESTED NOW IN DOZENS.
    WHAT THE GMOA IS GREAT FOR NOT TREATING THESE ILLITERATE ARMY,POLICE(OFCOURSE THEY WERE ADVICED BY HORA SIRA & BOND RANIL) FOR WHAT THESE THUGS DID TO STUDENTS.KATA HEKARA RAJITHA SENARATHANA PANDITHAYA SHOULD HAVE DECENTLY ENTERTAIND THE STUDENTS FOR A DISCUSSION INSTEAD OF BEATING THEM.
    Govt is POSTPONING INDEFINITELY THE LOCAL POLLS AS THEY KNOW THIER PLIGHT!!!
    Sira SHOULD LISTEN TO THE MOST VEN ASGIRI HIGHPRIEST’S SPEACH CAREFULLY WITHOUT GETTING KATA HEKARA RAJITHE TO INSULT THE PRIEST.
    SB DID THE CORRECT THING & HE SHOULD BE COMMENTED!!!!!

  8. Lorenzo Says:

    Fran,

    That was NOT what happened. People asked for water PEACEFULLY but they were SHOT DEAD. 2 of them school boys. T-56 machine guns were used against civilians!!

    Police and army that shot them are in prison. IF they did NOTHING wrong they won’t be in prison today.

    “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MU15-JYZSI”

  9. Lorenzo Says:

    Fran,

    RUN-NIL is doing the same CRIME of attacking UNARMED civilians.

    This is WRONG just as Rathupaswella.

    “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYHq9eEMWV0”

    Look what has happened now. 3 people DEAD. 4 army people in JAIL. 7 lives wasted!!

  10. Fran Diaz Says:

    Lorenzo,

    Stay with the truth of events at Rathupaswella.

    The shooting from the ARMY (called in as the POLICE could not contain the crowds), happened AFTER the crowd of some 5,000 arrived in vans AFTER DUSK set in, and the PETROL BOMBS were thrown at the Police & Army, NOT before that.

    I think it is grossly unfair that the Army person who commanded that unit is in prison today. He was doing his duty as the Army can and should. The Army was not armed with tear gas and water hoses. The Army was attacked with petrol bombs by the some 5,000 late arrivees. This is the Army that dealt with the LTTE, not some parade Lanka Army of yesteryear.

    Some VIP wish may be to down the Army ? Who knows such intent and Final Solution !!

    ———-

    Rathupaswella : This was a planned riot type gathering, bent on mischief, perhaps hoping to cause a widespread Riot such as in 1983, where nearly a Million Tamils went abroad as REFUGEES to the west (no other way to enter the west !), and formed the Tamil Diaspora which funded the LTTE for neraly 30 yrs !!

    The intent by writers/commentors must be to present the truth of matters to the Readers, so that rational decisions can be made on events and protests.

  11. aloy Says:

    There was no SAITM issue during MR’s time; it had been resolved. However after this government came into power out of nowhere it came to the scene. The JVP too was non committal at the beginning and suddenly got involves not to lose out to Peratugami. Peratugami would have been dead if their leader was deported. In order to weaken JVP and also to create confusion GOSL revived the Peratugami by giving citizenship to their Australian leader. What a clever move by RW. The JO also is getting benefited by confusing everybody and cleverly getting out of their cases against them regarding the thefts they committed.
    Is Sri Lanka only for poor socialists?. If someone can earn money legitimately can he or she not educate his child in a fee levying institution whether it is medicine or not as long as it meets the stipulated requirements?. Another question are there no other eminent person other than the 84 years old Carlo who himself supposed to be a foreign graduate to head SLMC?. What were his A’ Level (or SSC) results anyway?.

  12. Fran Diaz Says:

    Aloy,

    As far as I understand the SAITM problem :

    The problem is not about educating kids in private medical schools. The problem is about REGISTRATION of such privately educated students under the GMOA which holds high standards for the Govt Medical College educated doctors.
    It appears that the Yahap Govt wants these Registrations done under the GMOA ?
    I do not get the impression that Dr Neville Fernando the main person with SAITM wants that done. He was quite willing to hand over the whole unit to the govt. (per news item).

    So Yahap Govt is the problem.
    We ask : WHO is Yahap Govt wants this done ?

  13. Fran Diaz Says:

    Another Question :

    From where did these Medical Students who attacked the Min of Health building come ?
    Are they from the SAITM unit or from the Govt Medical College ?

  14. Fran Diaz Says:

    Correcting error : WHO in Yahap Govt wants this done ?

  15. aloy Says:

    Fran,
    GMOA is a trade union. They do not register medical degrees; SLMC does that job. But they are a all powerful union and their members are mostly the rural educated lot they reflect the character of our society. And that character is molded out of jealousy. What were the rampaging student Bhikkus doing there?.If all other countries can have private medical colleges why not SL?. The funny thing is some well to do people whose children got medical degrees from other countries are against SAITM. Even this writer’s wife (a Russian qualified doctor) is also against SAITM. I know of a doctor couple, whose sons got private medical college degrees, are also against SAITM. One of their sons got a degree from a third grade medical college in China. At the beginning they were even unsure whether that college will get exemption from SLMC, but some how (thanks to Carlo and them) they succeeded. Today there are over 300 SL students there. That is a lot of foreign exchange we could have saved.

    I put the whole blame on the old codger, Carlo on this problem. He could have easily solved it during MR’s time once and for all. But he did nothing and wasted time. I think he is a con-artist; nothing more. Time for the GOSL to change the SLMC board and give them a definite time frame to solve the problem.

  16. Senerath Says:

    If we have private Universities in the country, education standard shall be not worse than the government universities if they were to survive economically. If SAITM is gained registration rights by virtue of high standards it should be allowed. Most important thing is political goons shall not be allowed to use the uni students. This should be made illegal immediately.
    Agree with Aloy 100%. Actually during previous governement it was one young most powerful and dangerous MP who gave a list of students to be admitted. The standards surely would have to be lowered if all these students were ‘ordered’ to be excempted from exams. The way it was going, it was on the cards.

  17. Fran Diaz Says:

    Aloy,

    Thanks very much for the information.

    I went into the GMOA website and found their statement on the SAITM issue. The main complaint is that Dr Neville Fernando’s organisation that formed the Institute did NOT mention any institution for Medical Education in their application to the BOI. The GMOA maintains that therefore the SAITM branch is illegal. I have not had time to look at all the details they present for their case. There are a number of video presentations as well. You may find the pages interesting in order to understand the underlying reasons for the complaints of the GMOA.
    However, a friend of mine said that the SAITM qualified doctors probably feel free to practice other forms of Medicine other than the conventional western medicine as done by current GMOA doctors.
    This topic is too widespread with ramifications that run deep ! I think I will stand back now and see how things pan out.

    ——-

    We wish that all the groups concerned would get together and find Common Ground on how to best serve the Nation and the Health Care needs of the People of Sri Lanka.
    We wish Good Luck to all parties concerned ! We need you all.

  18. Lorenzo Says:

    Fran,

    NOT TRUE.

    Then why did a COURT find army and police have done MURDER, etc. if they did the RIGHT thing?

    You have no answer. You and I cannot argue and decide MURDER, etc. or not. It is a matter for the court and the court has decided to REMAND them because MURDER, etc. is most likely.

  19. Fran Diaz Says:

    Lorenzo,

    As far as I know, the usual way an Army Officer is indicted is through the Army Courts, not through the ordinary Courts. Also, as far as I know, in this case, the Police did not shoot into the crowd throwing petrol bombs.

    The Army follows Army rules & regulations, and the Police follow theirs.

    Citizens of Sri Lanka should do only Peaceful Protests, which is what the Law allows.

    Close the case.

  20. Lorenzo Says:

    Fran,

    NO. It was NORMAL courts.

    NO army rule allows shooting dead civilians using T-56 war machine guns!

    It was a peaceful protest for water. Not like the VIOLENT FRENCH PROTEST DEMANDING bread.

    Anyway the WRONGDOERS are being punished. OBVIOUSLY something wrong has been done!!!

  21. Fran Diaz Says:

    Lorenzo,

    Peaceful Protest ?

    * What part have Peaceful Protests with PETROL BOMBS which the so called ‘Protestors’ used ?

    * Do please Explain the PETROL BOMBS, the arrival in vans of some 5,000 people AFTER DUSK, who did the damage with their PETROL BOMBS.
    .
    * Also explain how SOME wells in the Rathupaswella area got contaminated, SUDDENLY, not gradually.

    * Also explain WHY those with the so called contaminated wells DID NOT go to the PCs of those areas, but came to protest and confront the POLICE, and later the ARMY.

    Violence in any form does no good.
    Violence begets Violence.

    NB: There are a number of layers of Government in every Province, these groups supposedly the able people ready to help citizens in distress.
    Why didn’t those with the ‘contaminated wells’ go to those sources of help first, without doing demonstrations for ‘clean water’ ?

    Anyway, the truth of the matter stares us in the face, that the whole Rathupaswella matter was a trumped up affair, as in the 1983 Riots during the JRJ govt.

    Question: Who was to gain from that fiasco ?

    ———-

    Suggestion : To ensure safety, Water Wells could be closed up with lockable lids. Or even sealed up. Hand pumps can be installed to pump up the water. Suggestions welcome on How to Make Well Water Safe from Contamination.

  22. Lorenzo Says:

    Fran,

    The court has already DECIDED there has been ILLEGAL killing people. Those who killed people are in REMAND CUSTODY.

    So you are wrong.

    Its not people’s fault.

  23. Fran Diaz Says:

    Lorenzo,

    Re “illegality of killing people”. It applies both ways.

    The LTTE killed with impunity (mostly Sinhala rural folk, Sinhala UNP leaders, also people of all other ethnicities/religions including Tamil folk), and this went on for nearly 30 yrs – not a peep out of any of those so called Human Rights locally and abroad folk ! Why was the LTTE a protected species for so long ? Wasn’t the LTTE killing ILLEGAL ? Do you agree that the LTTE killings for nearly 30 yrs was ILLEGAL ?

    I am looking beyond the “Civil Court decision”. In some countries, including Lanka, given certain situations, the Courts follow the orders from the top.

    I am looking at the Root Causes of the problem, in order to PREVENT further new situations where the civilian RIOTING & DESTRUCTION OF PUBLIC PROPERTY is PREVENTED, rather than having to take tough and extreme measures later. Do you agree that such measures are necessary ?

    ** For instance, re the Glove Factory at Rathpaswella, which industry was accused of the well contamination there :
    The news media carried the story that some people wanted the local Glove Factory closed because they wanted to IMPORT gloves from INDIA and other places, perhaps.
    Was this the hidden factor that led to the so called well water problems, plus an attempt to lead the country to widespread rioting in Lanka, as in 1983, for the benefit of foreign sources ? Do you agree ? **

    If PREVENTIVE CARE is done in every explosive situation, there is no need for the Army to be called in to solve riot problems. Do you agree ?

    Re PREVENTIVE CARE, it is essential that talks are held and people warned NOT to cause rioting & damage to public property. It is essential that genuine grievances are addressed through the usual channels of power in a civilised way, before matters escalate into emotional outrage. Do you agree ?

    Also, we were under the impression that you want ARMY RULE in Lanka ? Please confirm – we are at a loss here as to your views on important matters.

    ARMY RULE means that the civlian extreme riots will probably be managed through extreme measures such as opening fire on the rioters. Do you agree ?

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