TU activities make health sector sick
Sri Lanka is the only country where every 18 schoolchildren have one
teacher and the people have a free healthcare service.
Unfortunately now the health sector is infected with disastrous trade
union activities which made the health sector sick, Healthcare and
Nutrition Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said.
He was addressing a gathering after distributing school books, dry
rations and other needs among 360 families affected by the recent floods
in the Badulla district.
He said there are 16,000 doctors and 25,000 nurses in the health
service and the education sector records the second largest staff in the
“According to the 2008 Budget, the Government has allocated Rs. 1,200
billion for the health sector and another Rs. 850 billion for the
education sector. A major part of the national income is spent on the
salaries of workers,” he said.