Sunday, January 1, 2012

GMOA To Summon A Special Ex co Meeting Tomorrow On New SLMC President

The Executive Committee of the Government Medical Officers Association(GMOA) is to summon a special meeting tomorrow(02) morning to decide their future course of action regarding  the appointment of Professor Carlo Fonseka as New President of Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) according to GMOA Sources.

Professor Carlo Fonseka Appointed As New President Of Sri Lanka Medical Council

The current chairman of  National Authority On Tobacco And Alcohol ,Professor Carlo Fonseka has been appointed as the new President of Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) with immediate effect.He is due to assume his duties at SLMC Office tomorrow morning according to government sources.

Around 40 colleges of Medical Practitioners and  Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) had appealed from President Mahinda Rajapaksha refrain from appointing Professor Fonseka for the SLMC President Post citing his appointment will become a political motivated one.Professor Fonseka has been appointed after former SLMC President Professor Lalitha Mendis has handed over her resignation citing personal reasons.However GMOA has wanted Professor Mendis to continue as SLMC President till a suitable appointment has been made.

It has been reported that Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena had made this appointment despite the protests of GMOA and other Colleges of Medical Practitioners.

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