Minister of Health Keheliya Rambukwella says the government is not prepared to change the existing protocol on transfers and appointments of post-internship doctors.
Speaking during a media briefing in Colombo today, Minister Rambukwella said if such protocols are handed over to trade unions, they will not need to have a state administration system.
The Minister said the GMOA had demanded the post- internship appointments be made in consultation with its members.
He said such appointments are made by the Public Services Commission and based on circulars issued related state institutions code.
Minister Keheliya Rambukwella stressed that he has never been involved in the process of compiling the list of appointments.
The Minister said they have been following methods used over the years.
Minister of Health Keheliya Rambukwella said therefore he has no reasons to change the process. He said if changes are being made, they will be compelled to receive the inputs of all trade unions.
The Minister said the public administration protocol must be maintained. He said certain trade unions want to retain their monopoly and therefore making unfair demands.
Minister Rambukwella said as the subject Minister, he will not allow unions to dictate terms.
The Minister said certain other unions had opposed the proposals submitted by the GMOA as well.
He said he will take fair and reasonable decisions and requested all parties to work with the best interest of the people in mind.