Samagi Jana Balawegaya MP Mujibur Rahman says it has been revealed that the present government misled the public while in the opposition by raising concerns over controversial claims of surgeries leading to infertility.
MP Rahman speaking to NewsRadio accused the government of creating an extremist ideology among the public, against minorities.
He cited Ministers Wimal Weerawansa and Udaya Gammanpila and State Minister Channa Jayasumana as examples.
The MP said incidents in the country were turned into a political tool and used for the benefit of politicians.
He stressed the government should have conducted an investigation and punished Dr. Mohammad Shafi Shiyabdeen if he was found guilty.
However, Parliamentarian Mujibur Rahman said he was released and reinstated as of yesterday.
Therefore, MP Rahman charged the government of creating an artificial racial hate within the country in order to come in to power.
He assured that the truth prevails over mere controversy created by politicians.
Meanwhile, the President of the Public Service United Nurses Union Ven. Muruththettuwe Ananda Thera says it has been two years since Dr. Mohammad Shafi Shiyabdeen was issued compulsory leave, adding that officials of the Ministry of Health have not directed a report of an initial investigation to the Public Service Commission.
Ananda Thera said the Maha Sanga are dissatisfied with the actions of the health sector who have stirred controversy around the incident.
The Thera opposed the decision of the Secretary to the Health Ministry and called for an immediate reversal.
The Ministry of Health yesterday issued directives to reinstate Dr. Shiyabdeen, an Obstetrics and Gynaecology Specialist at the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital, who was accused of allegedly performing illegal sterilisation surgeries on women.
An order was also issued to pay his salary arrears.
The Kurunegala Hospital Director was informed of the decision in a letter directed by the Secretary of the Ministry of Health Major General Sanjeewa Munasinghe.