Ideal Group’s Iroshini Wijenayaka represents Lanka at the World Women Leadership Congress – The Island
statement issued shortly after AMS’s request for the same
The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) said the incumbent government had no choice but to step down immediately to pave the way for a genuine multi-party interim administration.
SLMA President Prof. Samath D. Dharmaratne and Secretary Prof. Ishan de Zoysa said on Wednesday (06) that SLMA had no choice but to ask the current administration to stand down without further ado so that a consensual multiparty administration could be formed.
SLMA called for the resignation of the government soon after the Association of Medical Specialists (AMS) called for the same a day earlier.
The full text of SLMA’s statement: The Sri Lanka Medical Association, the leading non-political, non-union, academic health care organization of all medical grades in the country, wishes to express its most serious concerns about the way which our beloved homeland is driven by. without clear solutions in sight to pull this country out of the abyss into which it has been sunk.
It is obvious that in addition to being prophets of doom and presenting meaningless rhetoric, the current administration of our government does not have ambitious plans, dynamic solutions or fresh ideas to help our country. seriously ill. The entire administration has failed our country and its people miserably in this hour of our most desperate need.
We have seen the enormous and unbearable suffering of the masses with painful problems which have become an unhappy part of their lives. These are obvious and well known but yet the authorities seem to be completely deaf and blind. There is no need for us at SLMA to reiterate the horrendous misery our people have suffered over the past few months. The ruling regime has completely failed in its sacred duty to protect our people.
In such a scenario, we are forced to declare, without the slightest hesitation, that what is needed as a probable solution to all these ills that we are forced to suffer is a complete change of course for the country.
We are obliged to say enough, it is certainly enough. The only choice before us is to fervently demand that the current administration step down without further delay and hand over the reins to a consensual multiparty administration. Such an administration could then at least try to save the country from the multifaceted quagmire into which it has been dragged by poor governance. It is a chilling indictment of the political representatives of the current government, duly elected by our own people.
What is desperately needed is to implement such an action plan immediately. There is no more time to waste in such an enterprise. We believe that even now it may be a little late to take such corrective action, but it may be better late than never.
We issue this statement to demonstrate our full agreement with similar sentiments expressed by the people of our country, the intelligentsia, religious leaders and even the international community. We remain, on behalf of the members of SLMA.