India-funded ambulance service sets opposition MPs ablaze

India-funded ambulance service sets opposition MPs ablaze

India-funded ambulance service sets opposition MPs ablaze

Written by Staff Writer

24 Feb, 2016 | 8:44 pm

A group of Opposition MPs convened a media briefing in Colombo on Wednesday February 24.

Attention was drawn towards the India-funded Ambulance Service in Sri Lanka. Professor G. L. Peiris speaking on this topic said:

Why isn’t service being provided for the local hospitals if payments are being made.

He also stated:

After a period of one year, the Indian company would establish itself here. After that Sri Lankan companies will not be given access in a just manner. The cabinet paper presented by the Prime Minister also mentions about the visa. He says that Sri Lankans will be given employment. How much does a ambulance driver get paid? Rs.25,000. That means after working for 12 hours an officer is paid 25,000 rupees a month. You need English as a qualification. Then, no Sri Lankan would apply for this …”

Meanwhile UPFA MP Bandula Gunawardena notedthat this is the first time that the Free Health Service is subject to a hybrid situation.

MP Dullas Alahapperuma commenting on the statement made to the Government Medical Officers Association said that they make an open invitation to the General Secretary of the United National Party to come before the people, and seek forgiveness from the professionals.

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