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800 doctors on the list to go abroad

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A total of 785 doctors who have completed Doctor of Medicine (MD) are pegged to leave for foreign training in the coming months, the media has reported.

It has triggered concerns whether they will return in the current context after completion of their training to be consultants.

According to reliable sources, a total of 822 doctors are currently undergoing training in foreign countries while 632 are preparing for the MD exam.

According to the current situation in the country, the probability of all 822 doctors returning is very low, a senior health official has told the media.

However, plans are afoot to take steps to retain the existing doctors and medical specialists.

According to the Ministry of Health, in 2022, Sri Lanka had approximately 20,000 serving doctors and around 2,800 consultants.

Source – Daily Mirror

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Policeman shoots himself dead

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A police sergeant shot himself near the Kotawila Court complex, using his service firearm.

The deceased is a 52-year-old sergeant attached to the Kotawila Police Station.He had killed himself at the police post of the Kotawila Court Complex after returning to work from a prolonged sick leave.

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Political parties to be briefed on Regulation of Election Expenditure Act

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The Election Commission of Sri Lanka has decided to brief all political parties on the Regulation of Election Expenditure Act.

Chairman of the Commission – R. M. A. L. Ratnayake explained that the discussion will be held today (Feb. 27) and on March 06 as the upcoming elections will be the first to be held since the Act was passed.

According to the Regulation of Election Expenditure Act, all expenses incurred for the purpose of elections and campaigns must be limited, he noted.

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This week’s Cabinet decisions

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A number of decisions have been taken at the Cabinet meeting held yesterday (Feb.26).

The decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers are as follows:

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