The Government Medical Association has met Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse. Secretary to the association Dr.Haritha Aluthge said that, they discussed several issues of national and professional importance. One of them is preparing a national trade policy under the patronage of state after reviewing the Singapore Free trade Agreement. Discussions took place on the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act including provisions on trade union and civil society activities.
Dr.Aluthge said that, the Prime Minister agreed to follow the state wage policy when taking future decisions.
The Prime Minister has agreed to provide facilities with encouragement for professionals to work for the country. He said that the GMOA agreed to take steps with the new health minister to maintain Sri Lanka Medical council as an independent body without political interferences. Discussions took place on admitting SAITM medical students to the Kothalawela Defence University Medical Faculty and to abolish the SAITM Medical Faculty.