The Government Medical Officers’ Association has voiced strong criticism over what they perceive as the security forces’ focus on suppressing medical students rather than apprehending those responsible for the importation of immunoglobulin through dubious means. The association’s spokesperson emphasized the seriousness of this situation, describing it as a disheartening mockery.
According to Dr. Chamil Wijesinghe, the media spokesperson of the association, the issue lies not in restraining the company or its leaders who resorted to falsifying documents to bring the immunoglobulin drug into Sri Lanka. Instead, the concern lies with the attacks on medical faculty students who had arrived in Colombo to expedite their education rectifications in state medical faculties.
Dr. Chamil pointed out that a substantial 48 percent of the people’s tax contributions in the country are allocated to the salaries of the security forces. Therefore, when individuals from these very forces take to the streets to protest perceived injustices, the use of batons against them is viewed as a perplexing act.
He asserted that if the security forces resort to suppressing unarmed individuals who are advocating for their rights and justice, the Government Medical Officers’ Association is prepared to unite with all professionals and take to the streets in protest.
However, Dr. Chamil indicated that the executive committee’s upcoming meeting next week will engage in an extensive discussion about taking a firm stance against the government’s perceived repressive actions.