Director General of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunawardena travels 7th time for the past six months!Colombo (LNW): According to Health Ministry sources it is not very clear if he is the DG of battered by Dengue and bankrupt Sri Lanka or DG of United Nations.
Health Minister has sanctioned all his trips overseas.
Health hierarchy is at a loss to understand what reports has he submitted to His Excellency on what improvements should adopt in Sri Lanka after he visited those countries. It appears to be they were leisure trips for him otherwise.
Sri Lanka has declared Bankruptcy since 2022 June but not for these type of high ranked officers to merry go round.
Appointed as DGHS in 2021 based on political affiliation to “viathmaga” by heavily corrupted marching scheme prepared under the instruction of ex health minister Pavithra vanniarachchi over looking more senior candidates to parachute from Kalubowila hospital to current place. Health ministry seniors were all disregarded.
During the tenure as health minister Dr Rajitha senarathne after observing such self serving practices of overseas travel banned officers of travelling more than thrice per year. He also appointed a fellowship committee where participation for training and conferences must get sanction by a committee headed by Secretary, Additional Secretaries DGHS and deputy DGHSS.
Health Minister Keheliya has given the spoon to sole DG who would decide who and for what get selected to go for.
As a result ministry higher officials are storming heavens for Rajitha’s come back.
A concerned citizen