The Parents’ Union of Medical Students (PUMS) said today that it would brief the international community through the embassies in Sri Lanka and UNHRC in Geneva over the violation of Human Rights by imprisoning university students without evidence of damaging state property.
PUMS vice president Dr. Sunimal Jayakody said the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA), Federation of Medical Teachers’ Association (FMTA) and Medical Faculty Students’ Union would also join in the campaign.
He said they would initially hand over a petition to the British High Commission today and added that they would not produce photographs and videos of the attack and human right violations as it would tarnish the image of the country but they would have to do so in the future if the students were not released.
He told a news conference that their repeated demands to release the five students who were remanded over the protest at Health Ministry had yielded no benefits as yet.
He said they condemned the attack on university students, who were protesting against the SAITM and added that the government should come up with a reasonable solution to the issue rather than trying to suppress the students’ struggle.
Medical Faculty Students' Action Committee Convener Ryan Jayalath said the government should abolish SAITM immediately and added that they would resort to a huge struggle if the Government was trying to suppress their struggle.
He said it was a huge lie to take over the Neville Fernando Teaching hospital (NFTH) and added that it was a misuse of State funds to do so. (Ajith Siriwardana)
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Comments - 5
Independent Monday, 17 July 2017 07:08 AM
Jealousy parents also now taking part. Jealousy for others earning same qualification, power craving politicians all has come into play.
Patient Monday, 17 July 2017 08:17 AM
Is this the beginning of another strike?
AjithZ Monday, 17 July 2017 02:24 PM
Be fair parents. Just like your children, other children also have a right to get whatever education they want. Your children get it free and we pay for it. We don't complain. On the other hand the students at SAITM is no burden to us. Their parents pay for their education. So we are happy. If you want to fight or protest for something, please do so asking to maintain necessary standards. Don't be jealous of the others.
citizen Monday, 17 July 2017 06:46 PM
SAITM std. good enough to get MBBS. So ignorant accusers need to shut up
kondaya77 Monday, 17 July 2017 10:44 PM
Parents union ? What a joke!!! Let the kids have fun on government expense ?Encourage the thugs to study instead of rioting you fools.
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