Monday, August 26, 2013

Protests Held Against UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay's Sri Lankan Visit

As United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay has arrived Sri Lanka for a seven day visit yesterday(25)a large number of supporters belongs to  "Ravana Balakaya" Organization were staged a protest campaign against her visit  in front of United Nations Office In Colombo today(26).the people who gathered in front of United Nations Office were shouted at United Nations Human Rights Commissioner to go home without interfering internal affairs in Sri Lanka.

During her visit here the  Human Rights Commissioner Pillay is due to hold talks with President Mahinda Rajapaksha,Defense Secretary Gotabahaya Rajapaksha and Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksha as well as due to visit war ravaged North and Eastern Provinces to view the situation there.she is also expected to meet several government and opposition party members as well as civil society groups and survivors of the conflict.navi pillay is the most senior UN Official to be visited  Sri Lanka since the end of three decade long civil war in North and East Areas in the year 2009.

Sick Note Campaign Of Perfusionists Stilled 20 Major Heart Surgeries In Government Hospiatals

Due to the two day sick note campaign launched by perfusionists attach to government hospitals around 20 major heart surgeries including Bypass  Surgeries performed in Colombo National,Karapitiya Teaching and Kandy General Hospitals  have been cancelled today according to hospital sources.only emergency heart surgeries have been performed in these hospitals today sources added.

Due to this situation thousands of heart patients awaiting in government hospital awaiting lists have  suffered immensely  and the lists have subjected to be  extended due to the cancellation of surgeries hospitals sources revealed.

Thirty Five Perfusionists attach to these government hospitals have launched a  two day sick note campaign this morning by demanding fair solutions for three of their service demands namely removing their salary anomaly,requesting a risk allowance and permanent extra services allowance for them.

If the demands of perfusionists have not meet during this trade union action perfusionists will not participating on call heart surgeries in near future the president of Government Perfusionsist Union Mrs.Kamani Gunarathne has said.the sick note campaign scheduled to  be continued tomorrow(27) as well.

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