Govt. directs SAITM to stop student admission

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Government has directed South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) to halt student admission and awarding degrees until government conditions on private medical colleges are gazetted, Presidential Secretariat announced today.

The statement said that the Government would Gazette the minimum standard of the medical education forthwith.

While changing the administration procedure it said the Government had decided to continue the institute as a joint venture of the State and private sector in the future.

The statement also said the courses followed by the SAITM students would be rearranged in a manner that they would be in line with a procedure accepted by the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) and will adopt a mechanism to register those who already graduated at SAITM, with the SLMC.

It said the Government will seek the Attorney General's advice to inform the Government’s stance on the SAITM to the Supreme Court.

It also stressed that the SLMC’s independence and impartiality should not be influenced by any institution or individual.

The Presidential Secretariat further stated that an appropriate mechanism would be put in place after discussions with relevant stakeholders to list the SAITM in the stock market or to establish a trust with funds raised with the participation of State and private sectors in order to run the SAITM as a viable institution.

It also called on the university students, who have refrained from attending lectures over the SAITM issue to attend lectures. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

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  • Lankan Monday, 26 June 2017 08:28 AM

    Thanks you President MS for bending down to everyone.

    KI Monday, 26 June 2017 02:01 PM

    MONEY CAN NEVER PRODUCE DOCTORS!

    nick Sunday, 25 June 2017 02:38 PM

    so finally government dancing for gmao tunes what a spineless government via DM Android App

    citizen Sunday, 25 June 2017 02:45 PM

    For the deaf and blind re the GMOA writing on the wall, the agreeing to halt SAITM admissions and also the graduation of existing students are the 1st steps to the shift to nationalization. GMOA stresses that in Ragama take over, there was a loss of students lives, whereas now they offer the Prez. and PM the bloodless path.

    Jaya Monday, 26 June 2017 03:57 PM

    “There are many shortcuts to failure, but there are no shortcuts to true success.” “In life, most short cuts end up taking longer than taking the longer route.”

    channa Sunday, 25 June 2017 04:21 PM

    Hmmm... wait and see. Show is not over

    Henry Sunday, 25 June 2017 04:29 PM

    can the gmoa decide on thisits high time a solution is found without delay with due respect to the judiciary not the thugs and political rowdies disguised as doctors who are the murders of the innocent patients and saitm students via DM Android App

    AjithZ Sunday, 25 June 2017 04:46 PM

    We hope that this is only a temporary measure till the necessary regulations are formalized and SAITM will be permitted to continue within those regulations. If not and if the government has buckled down to GMOA, its a disaster and can be the beginning of more similar blackmailing in future.

    L C A Sunday, 25 June 2017 05:11 PM

    This decision justifies the doctors' strike !

    Domino Effect Sunday, 25 June 2017 05:37 PM

    With this trend of AG to inform court on the govt's stance , after a supreme ruling - there will be domino effect on future court decisions.

    Stance Sunday, 25 June 2017 05:41 PM

    There could well be a stance that the Ministry of Health only suffered a very minor damage (possibly due to the innocent students getting pushed into the building)


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