The Moratuwa District Court extended the interim injunction suspending the executive committee of the Government Medical Officers’ Association until November 1.
Moratuwa District Court will be decided the same day against the charges of contempt of court by the former officers of the Government Medical Officers’ Association holding press conferences, issue media statements, hold discussions at the Ministry of Health and express their views despite of the suspension by the court .
Moratuwa District Judge Dhaminda Ramanayake recently ordered the abolition of the expired executive committee of the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) and the appointment of an interim board to appoint a new executive committee for the association.
The judge made this order after considering a petition filed by Dr. Chamal Sanjeewa.
Dr. Chamal Sanjeewa has filed this petition protesting against the postponement of the election due to various reasons even though the term of office of the current Medical Officers’ Association ended on June 26.He further requeted with petition that elections should be held under interim council dissolving current office bearers of the GMOA
The District Judge who took the petition issued an enjoining order on 16th July calling for re-nominations and not to use the letterheads and official names of the Government Medical Officers’ Association except for election related activities.
The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) had taken steps to stay in power following an interim injunction issued by the Colombo District Court.
After considering the petition on the 8th, the District Judge issued an order to the petitioner, Dr. Chamal Sanjeewa. To appoint an interim board.
Thereafter, the court had instructed that the nominations be called and the election be held in a transparent manner.