Colombo District Court today issued an Enjoining Order preventing the Annual General Meeting of the Government Medical Officers Association from conducting the election of office bearers for the year 2021/2022 scheduled to take place on June 26.

Accordingly, the election to appoint four crucial office bearers for the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA)  scheduled for next Saturday ( 26), prevented.

Colombo District Court made this order pursuant to lawsuits filed by Dr JayaruwanBandara, Dr Pujitha Manjula De Zoysa, DrHemantha Wijesekara Bandara, Dr MalakaUdagamage, Dr Surangika JeewanathJayawickrama and Dr Asanka Prageeth WasanaJayawickrama.

Meanwhile, District Court further issued an order directing the parties not to interfere with the affairs of the present GMOA Executive Committee until the election process is over.

In his lawsuit, Dr Jayaruwan Bandara states that initially, on May 28, when he handed over his nomination papers, the nominations were accepted. However, on May 30, he received another email with a letter backdated to May 28, rejecting his nominations by the GMOA’s election committee.

The three reasons for rejecting nominations, are the petitioners GMOA registration number given on the nomination papers being wrong; the non-inclusion of his full name on the nomination papers as per regulations; and the registration number of the doctor who proposed his name being wrong.


Meanwhile, the court was told that the Director-General of Health Services has determined that conducting an election to elect office bearers for 2021/2022 is not suitable at this juncture due to the spread of COVID-19.


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