Colombo, July 8 (UNI) The Sri Lankan Medical Association has accused the government of “completely (failing) in its sacred duty to safeguard our people” and urged it to quit without any further delay and hand over the reins to an all-party consensual administration.
“We have seen the tremendous and unbearable suffering of the masses with distressing problems that have become an unfortunate part of their lives. These are obvious and well known but yet, the authorities seem to be completely deaf and blind to them,” the Association said in a hard-hitting statement.
“The governing regime has completely failed in its sacred duty to safeguard our people. In such a scenario, we are forced to declare, without any hesitation whatsoever, that what is needed as a likely solution to all these ills that we are forced to suffer, is a complete change of direction for the country.”
It said that an all-party consensual administration could at least try to salvage the country from the many faceted quagmire to which it has been dragged into by poor governance.
“What is desperately required is to implement such a course of action immediately. There is no more time to be lost in such an endeavour. It is our opinion that even now it may be rather late in the day to take such remedial action, but it is perhaps better late than never.”Association President Samath D. Dharmaratne and Honorary Secretary Ishan de Zoysa that Sri Lanka, facing its worst economic crisis, was “being dragged along with no clear solutions in sight to pull this country out of the abyss that it has been made to sink into.
Sri Lanka is battling a crippling economic meltdown that has led to widespread shortages of even essential commodities including food, fuel and medicines, with the country having no foreign exchange to import them.