Written by Bella Dalima
05 Jul, 2014 | 6:54 pm
The Mount Lavinia District Court has issued an injunction preventing the usage of fixed and current assets of the Government Medical Officers’ Association. A former representative of the GMOA said the court order was submitted to the President of the GMOA, Dr. Anurudhdha Padeniya this morning.
A group of doctors went before the courts last week, as preparations were being made for the election of the Government Medical Officers’ Association.
However, the election went ahead as scheduled on June 28.
Fiscal officers of the Mount Lavinia District Court arrived at the Association’s office on Friday, bearing the court order preventing the usage of fixed and current assets of the GMOA.
Dr. Niroshan Premaratne said;
[quote]The honourable judge has determined that the 2014 election of the Government Medical Officers Association was illegal and conducted in violation of a court order. An order was issued quashing all of the appointments. Citing these appointments to be illegal. At the same time individuals who violated this court order and were held in contempt of court were issued summons to come to court and respond. At the same time, they have been prevented from using fixed and current assets, including bank accounts and offices of the Government Medical Officers Association, via an injunction order effective until the 16th of this month. The court accepted our submission that they cannot be allowed to use the privileges they gained through illegal activity.[/quote]
Meanwhile, a former officer of the GMOA says the offices of the GMOA were locked and the keys entrusted to former GMOA consultant Dr. Saman Abeywardane on Saturday morning.
When News1st made inquiries, Dr. Saman Abeywardane confirmed the matter.
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