Strikes are not a new experience to Sri Lankans. Each year, at least two-three strikes are launched in Sri Lankan hospitals. It is the general public who experience difficulties due to these strikes. Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) had announced that they will launch their latest strike 3 August against the Singapore Free Trade Agreement and ten other matters.
When the Co-Cabinet Spokesperson Rajitha Senarathna said that there is nothing wrong in declaring May 18th as a national day of genocide, the media opposed. Rajitha Senarathna was accused of belittling war victories.