The GMOA today warned that it would do its best to prevent the enactment of proposed new Kotelawala Defence University Bill.
The proposed bill seeks to authorise the KDU to grant affiliation status to local, foreign and private higher education institutions.
GMOA Secretary Haritha Aluthge said the government was in a hurry to pass the Bill posing a threat to the entire higher education sector.
It was reported that the draft Bill is to be taken up at the Cabinet after the new year.
Dr. Aluthge said the GMOA Executive Committee had appointed a special committee headed by Dr. Chandana Darmaratne to study the Bill further.
Dr. Naveen de Zoysa said despite President Maithripala Sirisena’s stance to abolish SAITM, the authorities were attempting to further aggravate the issue.
He said with the proposed Bill SAITM could be reborn and lead to more substandard institutions operating in the country.
Meanwhile, the Parents’ Union of Medical Students (PUMS) also opposed the move to enact the proposed new KDU Bill.
PUMS spokesman Wasantha Alwis said the new Bill could be further aggravate the SAITM issue and further affect the education of medical students. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)
Unchikun Monday, 9 April 2018 17:35
Nice timing pal. Get our people friendly, village center TV broadcaster on board. They need people like you.
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Shan Monday, 9 April 2018 17:48
It looks this man is unhappy that JO was defeated in NCM.
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Dee Monday, 9 April 2018 18:10
Stop free education. Matters solved.
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Fools paradise Monday, 9 April 2018 18:17
Sack the pres. and appoint
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Sarj Monday, 9 April 2018 18:18
You GOMA signed a document with local uni parents , SAITM Parents and Uni deans for KDU bill to be expedited to president. now go and eat grass.
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MORRIS Monday, 9 April 2018 19:33
Like some of the SLFP Ministers supporting the NCM which says it does not have confidence in themselves. Anyway, GMOA will oppose anything even without looking at it.
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Leel Monday, 9 April 2018 19:57
What happen to the supreme court appeal on SAITM. I have not heard anything about it.
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Bair Monday, 9 April 2018 22:10
NOW THE UNIVERSITIES ARE CLOSED. WHEN THAT STRIKE ENDS STUDENTS PREPARE FOR ANOTHER CLOSER ENFORCED BY GMOA.
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kondaya77 Monday, 9 April 2018 22:12
The fools still want to dictate to the government.When will they go back to their jobs, Bring in Cuban doctors .
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Dee Monday, 9 April 2018 22:35
'parents of medical students' ? who the hell are they? Do they know what education is or the value of it?
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Wije Monday, 9 April 2018 23:19
Do these GOMA guys do any work at all? Very old thinking and live in ancient times. Let AI come and make all of these guys redundant
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