Although Dr. Rukshan Bellana is the Chairman of the Government Medical Officers’ Forum is currently opposed to the health strikes, Saman Ratnapriya on behalf of the Federation of Health Professionals yesterday stated that he has supported the strikes during the time he is representing the Government Medical Officers’ Association. And Dr. Rukshan Bellana has responded to this allegation today.
Bellana said that he last represented the Government Medical Officers’ Association in 2003 when he was its Vice President and at the same time withdrew from the strike after realizing that it was wrong to go on strike.
Bellana said that since he had avoided the unjust strikes for about 20 years, he should have told Saman Ratnapriya to get rid of the strikes now and work for the betterment of patients like himself.
Accordingly, Saman Ratnapriya could attain Nibbana now or later, he said.