Specialist Dr. Darshana Sirisena has been appointed as the new Chairperson of the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA).
Dr. Haritha Aluthge serves as the new Secretary.
Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya who served as the Union Chairman for twelve years did not appear for the election for office bearers.
During the last few years of the Union under Padeniya’s navigation the GMOA had almost acted like a Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna-led trade union, submitting itself to the displeasure of the people. Padeniya was one of the horsemen that convinced the President to impose a chemical fertiliser ban, driving the country directly into the wrath of the food apocalypse.