Jun 11, 2021

Chaos reigns at vaccination program in Colombo due to GMOA remarks

Chaos reigned at the vaccination program in the Colombo district on Thursday after key officials attached to the divisional secretariats abstained from their work in protest against a statement made by the GMOA.
Divisional secretaries, Grama Niladharis, Samurdhi officials and development officers are abstaining from the vaccine-related work to rptest against the GMOA statement which is alleged to have condemned the role of the non-health government officials.
Colombo district secretary Pradeep Yasaratna said the GMOA had sent a letter to the secretary of the health ministry, criticising the role of  divisional secretaries, Grama Niladharis, Samurdhi officials and development officers.
Yasarathna said GMOA has described the participation of these officers as political interference.
However, Yasarathna said the vaccination program is a collective effort by all sectors in the government and these public officials have played a key role in organising, registering and providing other facilities for the vaccination program.
But, the GMOA has condemned the role of these officials, he said, adding that the vaccination drive was greatly affected due to this situation on Thursday.
Source - Lankadeepa