Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi
22 Mar, 2021 | 8:18 am
COLOMBO (News 1st): The Sri Lanka Dental Association (SLDA) launched a 24-hour token strike on Monday (Mar. 22) citing several demands.
The token strike will be conducted from 8:00 am today (22) till 8:00 am on Tuesday (Mar. 23), Dr. Vipula Wickamasinghe, the Secretary of the Sri Lanka Dental Association (SLDA) told News 1st on Monday (Mar. 22).
However, SLDA Secretary – Dr. Vipula Wickamasinghe noted that the token strike will not affect the operations at maternal, children’s wards, and cancer hospitals.
According to Dr. Wickamasinghe, the token strike is mainly being conducted over the failure of the Ministry of Health to issue the transfer orders that should have been received by 1st January 2020.
Moreover, the demands cited by the SLDA also include a request for the age of retirement to be extended to 61-years, as granted for other medical doctors.
“Health authorities have also failed to start operations at the Dental Technicians Training Institute,” Dr. Wickamasinghe further noted.
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