Magistrate cancels order:
Nurses can now enter Cancer Hospital
Nugegoda Magistrate Wasantha Jinadasa yesterday cancelled an earlier
Court Order preventing nurses attached to the Cancer Hospital from
entering the Hospital.
The nurses are now free to enter the Hospital according to the
Magistrate Jinadasa made this order on an application by Maharagama
Cancer Hospital nurse D.E.T. Udayangani that she had received a note
from Maharagama Hospital not to report to the Maharagama Cancer
The Magistrate observed that when Maharagama Police made the
application to prevent Udayangani from reporting to the Hospital,
Maharagama Police had suppressed the order given by the Court of Appeal
restraining the order against the Secretary and the Director Health
Services preventing their transfer, when Police made the application to
prevent Udayangani from entering the Hospital.
At the outset, Senior Attorney Upali Senaratne, Senior Counsel for
Udayangani, submitted to Court that Maharagama Police had served a note
to her ordering her not to report to Cancer Hospital.
Senior Attorney Senaratne in his lengthy submissions said Maharagama
Police had obtained an order from the Nugegoda Magistrate suppressing
the fact that the nurses had obtained an order from the Court of Appeal
restraining the order against the Secretary and the Director of Health
Services preventing their transfer.
The Senior Counsel submitted that his client Udayangani is on
maternity leave and the note does not apply to her.
When the Magistrate inquired from Maharagama Police, who was present
in Court, about the Court of Appeal order, they denied such knowledge.
After the submissions by Senior Counsel Senaratne the Magistrate
reserved the order, for yesterday.
Senior Attorney Upali Senaratne with Chandana Kalansooriya and
Nadeeka Kalubovila appeared for Udayangani.