Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Protest after the killing of doctor

A Doctor working at Vavunathivu, Navatkadu state hospital in Batticaloa has been gunned down while he was on duty.

protesting medical staff
Medical workers carried the photographs of the slain doctor

Dr. S.W. Palitha Pathmakumara, the Medical Superintendent at Navatkadu Maternity Hospital, was killed by unidentified gunmen at the hospital around 9.30 pm on Sunday.

On Monday, Medical officers, Nurses and other health workers held a protest march demanding assurance of security for medical staff in the Eastern province. Full Text