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The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) raised concerns about Minister of Health Dr Rajitha Senaratne’s lack of commitment with regard to gazetting the minimum standards for medical education and the non-appointment of a Chairperson for the apex regulatory body of health education in the country, the Sri Lanka Medical Council.

Speaking about the activities planned by the anti-South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine people’s campaign, Assistant Secretary of the GMOA, Dr. H. Naveen De Soysa added that while all the district level committees would be convening on August 20, on August 30, a nighttime protest would be held island wide and a vehicle parade would commence from five locations on September 12 and reach Colombo where a rally would be held on September 15.  Commencing from next week onwards, the GMOA is scheduled to meet all the trade unions pertaining to teaching to arrive at a concurrence with regard to when a strike can be held in relation to the said matter.