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GMOA welcomes decision to absorb SAITM students to KDU

15 May 2018 08:45 pm - 20     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) today welcomed the Cabinet decision to absorb 982 SAITM students to General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), after their discussion on Friday with Higher Education Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe.

GMOA Secretary Haritha Aluthge told Daily Mirror that the Gazette notice on abolishing SAITM should also be delivered, parallel to this decision.

He expressed his gratitude to the Minister for his decision to absorb only the students, without absorbing the SAITM Institute and said there was no requirement for a new KDU Act as some amendments to the present Act would enable the process.

Dr. Aluthge said though the GMOA expects to end the SAITM issue, it would not accept any solution that would undermine the University. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 20

  • xyz Tuesday, 15 May 2018 09:06 PM

    GMOA was always reasonable regarding SAITM issue although toyyas were not ready to accept it. JVP backed anthare tigers are a different story.

    Scooby Doo Wednesday, 16 May 2018 08:52 AM

    Now its high time for the patients to fight against those doctors who don`t care the patients at state hospital.

    MO77 Tuesday, 15 May 2018 09:24 PM

    GMOA now welcome SAITM students after abolish SAITM. Before, they are unqualified students to be doctors. GMOA members are most jealous people in Sri Lanka.

    Smart Guru Tuesday, 15 May 2018 10:07 PM

    Oh thank God!!!!!, These thugs have some humanity in them finally. What to do with the fixed asset SAITM, the equipment worth millions, the org structure importantly faculty, the poor man who put it all together in the hopes of a better SL?. SL takes light years to build anything. Come on GMOA give a reasonable solutions and the people MAY think of liking you!!

    Donald Tuesday, 15 May 2018 10:40 PM

    So why govt uni students protesting ?

    lankan Tuesday, 15 May 2018 11:17 PM

    Finally a decision everyone agrees. hope roads will be free of protests from now on regarding this issue

    DJ Wednesday, 16 May 2018 01:33 AM

    Mind your business pls GMOA public is sick of you bunch of lunatics

    Ranjitdea Wednesday, 16 May 2018 04:15 AM

    So GMOA now standards of KDU are good?

    mail4.miracle Wednesday, 16 May 2018 05:17 AM

    SAITM students were admitted with govt. UGC approval. Those who completed MBBS course were to receive internship by a legal court verdict which found Carlo violating Medical Ordinance and rebelling against the law and order of the land. Now govt. has confirmed transfer of all SAITM students legally for the third time to KDU. Finish.

    Lawry Wednesday, 16 May 2018 06:55 AM

    When did GMOA become the governing body of Sri Lanka? I thought these guy became doctors benefiting from the government's free education facility. They should shut up and take care of patients.

    Saradiel Wednesday, 16 May 2018 07:08 AM

    Finally some positive news from GMOA. Hope IUSF also will agree to this to end this long running painful issue. Said that, I still believe that private medical education is a must like in other streams for number of reasons. Mostly to have a competition to improve the standards further.

    Refaideen Wednesday, 16 May 2018 07:27 AM

    Deal done under the patronage of deal Dasa disclose to the public

    ET Wednesday, 16 May 2018 07:35 AM

    gmoa the cats paw of MR. Legal restrictions shud be brought in for workers unions and associations to limit their protests and strikes to their constitution mentioned employment related areas. If not the executive committee members should be jailed for 10 years and liable to a fine of no less than Rs. 1,000,000.

    prasad Wednesday, 16 May 2018 07:39 AM

    poor why don't they strike for thisdoctors duty is to strike (slogan of gmoa)

    yahiya Wednesday, 16 May 2018 08:23 AM

    GMOA start to civilization. But KDU facilities also arguable.

    Tharanga Wednesday, 16 May 2018 08:26 AM

    There are students with 3As and 2As who couldn't enter the medical faculty and leaving abroad for studies while students in outstation with lower results get opportunity to enter the University. Government should come up with a permanent solution to retain students with good results in the country and stop the outflow of money to foreign countries. Majority of the people are with Govermnent on this matter and should not listen to the selfish thugs who are trying to prevent this.

    Patient Wednesday, 16 May 2018 08:29 AM

    So, you fellows welcome Government decisions also !!!!

    Wednesday, 16 May 2018 12:21 PM

    Welcome to Ur life.

    Wije Wednesday, 16 May 2018 08:57 AM

    This is how GMOA plays double games. Shameless

    Prasath Wednesday, 16 May 2018 03:24 PM

    GMOA is a selfish/unreliable lot, trying to protect there current and future demand at the expense of patients and tax payers, if the university students had to pay fees for there education then strikes will be some things that will rarely happen. They will be more interested in finishing there degrees.

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