The Minister said that the GMOA never had talks with him on the vehicle permit issue mentioned in the budget or increasing the basic salary of Government doctors by Rs. 10,000. Dr. Senaratne said that the last time he met the GMOA the discussion focused on improving the health sector.The Minister also noted that the last discussion he had with the GMOA ended positively. (Colombo Gazette) He says at times he is forced to hear of concerns of the GMOA through the media and not at face to face discussions. Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne urged the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) to have talks with the Government to address their issues.A statement by the Health Ministry quoited the Minister as saying, having discussions and not protesting, is the best was to resolve any issue.