Saturday, September 13, 2014

Kandy National Museum To Be Closed Down From 15th Of September To 31st Of December

The National Museum in Kandy is due to be closed down from 15th of September (Monday) to 31st of December for the public due to the renovation and preservation activities the Department Of National Museums has announced.

The Kandy National Museum Building was built during the King Sri Wickrama Rajasinha era(1798-1815).It was open for the public as a Museum on 1942 and having over 5000 Museum Items
which portrait various aspects of historical and cultural events of the Kandyan Period (17-19 AD).

Professions Supplementary To Medicine To Re Launch Their Suspended Strike Action?

The Professions Supplementary To Medicine (PSM'S) are planning to re launch their suspended strike  action soon as the authorities are not yet able to solve their demands as promised according to the Hospital Sources.

The Executive Committee of the Joint Council Of Professions Supplementary To Medicine(JCPSM) is due to meet this Monday(15) to take a decision on whether to re launch the strike which they have suspended on 31st of August after Health Authorities have  promised them to get Cabinet Approval for the the three major Demands of PSM'S by 04th of September.

The five Professions representing PSM'S ,The Government Pharmacists,Medical Laboratory Technologists(MLT'S),Radiographers,Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists have demanded to get Cabinet Approval for their three major demands namely ,granting delayed service promotions of PSM'S,establishing a Higher Grade for PSM'S and providing appointments for the PSM Graduates who have completed their internships to the Government Hospitals .Per their request the Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena has promised the PSM'S on 01st of September that he will personally involved in this and getting the Cabinet Approval for the said demands by 04th of September,

Although the Minister has made a promise up to now the Health Authorities have not informed us officially on whether the Cabinet approved the said demands the Secretary of the JCPSM ,Saman Jayasekera has said.

Due to the Island Wide Continuous Strike launched by the PSM'S from 27th of August to 31st of August even emergency services of the state hospitals have been suspended
 and a large number of  patients have faced severe difficulties.