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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2346

A pirith chanting ceremony to celebrate 90th anniversary of the GMOA

Colombo, 22 February, (Asiantribune.com):

A pirith chanting ceremony was held on Saturday, the 18th of this month to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) at the GMOA Headquarters in Colombo 7. The picture shows President Maitripala Sirisena listening to pirith.

The GMOA was inaugurated on 16th October 1026 in Kandy with the participation of 16 medical officers. Initially its activities were confined to the province and were known as the Government Medical Officers Association (Central Province). However, government medical officers of other province were also eligible for membership.

The GMOA acts to protect the rights and privileges of its members. The very first President of the GMOA was Dr. H. Ludovici and the Joint Secretaries were Dr. S.L. Navaratnam and Dr. I. A. Senanayake.

In September 1927, this Association changed its scope by renaming it as the Government Medical Officers Association of Ceylon.

Currently it has a membership over 16,000 with 90 branch unions functioning very effectively at local level, coordinated by the Centre.

The GMOA is a very powerful institution demanding the rights of almost everybody.

- Asian Tribune -

A pirith chanting ceremony to celebrate 90th anniversary of the GMOA
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