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In this photo taken on June 24, 2017, tourists watch elephants walking along the road
field in Minneriya National Park. The Sri Lankan elephant is one of three recognised subspecies
of the Asian elephant, native to Sri Lanka. ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP

‘Prez office statement contrary to agreement

’Docs to decide next step today



The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday allege that a statement issued by P. B. Abeykoon, Secretary to President Maithripala Sirisena, has violated the agreement they reached with the President.

Senior GMOA official Nalinda Herath told The Island that their executive committee would meet tomorrow to discuss the latest developments. "We’ll probably resume trade union action," the official said, adding that the GMOA expected the government to respect the agreement.

The GMOA responded to the Presidential Secretariat statement within an hour after it was issued.



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