The Government Medical Laboratory Professionals Association has condemned proposals by several government members that a certain percentage of salaries of both the private and state sector should be donated, due to the imposition of a lockdown.
The Association said such statements will not receive public support.
Chairman of the Association Ravi Kumudesh said the government must refrain from testing the public’s patience.
Kumudesh said citizens are not foolish adding that members of the government must also ensure they don’t make such requests arbitrarily.
He claimed that if the coronavirus continues to batter the country, the economy will be severely affected with the government unable to pay state sector salaries.
He urged the government to reassure the public instead of making such outrageous requests.
Kumudesh on a separate note said the country’s leaders must rethink beliefs that vaccinations alone will help contain the spread of the coronavirus.
He claimed that according to the President’s address to the nation on Friday night, the scientific belief in vaccinations is acceptable, adding that while herd immunity is known factor, much more needs to be done.
Kumudesh also stated that Sri Lanka must intensify its vaccination drive.