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Higher Education Minster Lakshman Kiriella told Parliament today that President Maithripala Sirisena will reveal the government stance on SAITM on Monday.

He said the government was prepared for any solution with regard to the SAITM other than abolishing it.

He told parliament that if the anti-SAITM protesters agreed to resolve the SAITM issue without causing any injustice to its students, the government was ready to resolve it.

In response to a question raised by Joint Opposition MP Dinesh Gunawardane on the government stance regarding the request made by the Mahanayake Theras, the minister said the government was in discussion with the Theras.

He said the government had already carried out most of the recommendations made by professionals including the deans of the medical faculties.

"We have had several rounds of discussions with parties concerned on the SAITM issue. We have taken over the Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital, suspended the admission of new students and we were taking steps to Gazette the minimum standards as demanded by the professionals," he said.

Mr. Kiriella said Dinesh Gunawardane, who submitted the gazzete in parliament authorizing the SAITM, should apologise to the Mahanayake Theras for misleading them. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

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  • Kadiya Friday, 20 October 2017 05:51 AM

    The govt. should take a firm and final decision on SAITM and be done with it and to hell with them who make a big hue and cry over it because their agenda is a sinister one!

    Leslie Friday, 20 October 2017 06:08 AM

    Hope His excellency never give in to the selfish aspirations of the so-called Doctors to close 'saitm'.

    nick Friday, 20 October 2017 07:04 AM

    hope u will be also called for fcid or fraud investigation for highway high commission via DM Android App

    chinta Friday, 20 October 2017 02:58 PM

    Anti-SAITM fellows always said 'Abolish SAITM' but they never against treating its students fairly from the very beginning,but kiriella may be is not notice that,but' Abolish SAITM is their slogan;if they ready to compromise with-out abolishing, its their problem,but it must comply with university deans suggestions.general public has different views on the issue,such as political hierarchy is not educated enough handle the problem,most of the time government has tried high-handed methods and treated students so viciously,even worst than MR,not listen masses,but rajitha,SB and kiriella,who could be paid by SAITM,CEO of SAITM shot at himself and attempted to put the blame on anti-SAITM students,those not investigated.


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