SLMA condemns grenade attack
The Sri Lanka Medical Association condemns in the strongest possible
terms, the grenade attack on the house of Dr. Lalantha Ranasinghe,
Consultant Surgeon and Member of the Sri Lanka Medical Council.
Dr. Lalantha Ranasinghe is a person who is not afraid to express his
views in any forum and we believe that his outspoken representation of
the views of the medical profession that he represents at the Sri Lanka
Medical Council would have led to this attack.
'The SLMA believes that freedom of speech is a fundamental right in a
democratic society and that all members of the Society should agree to
disagree and tolerate one another's views. We vehemently condemn the
attempt to cause harm to Dr. Ranasinghe and his family and call on the
authorities to take measures to identify the culprits and bring them
before the Courts of Law.
The SLMA also notes with great sadness that none of the culprits
behind such attacks on members and officials of the Sri Lanka Medical
Council over the past few years, have been apprehended and punished so
far, according to a SLMA press release.