Resolve SAITM crisis without delay: Champika

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The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) said today the crisis which has engulfed the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) should be resolved immediately based on the proposals submitted by the Medical Faculty Deans of the eight State universities.

JHU general secretary, Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka told a news conference that this matter would end up in disaster if opportunist politicians used it for their petty political gains.

“The government should realize the gravity of the issue and introduce an immediate solution. The Deans have submitted a set of proposals taking into consideration all stakeholders such as the university students, SAITM students and professionals. More than 10,000 university students have been affected by this longstanding matter,” he said.

The minister said the government should resolve this matter without attempting to resolve the government policy on private education.

He said this crisis could only be resolved by absorbing SAITM into a State university and admitting students based on Z-score marks at the A/L examination.

“There are no issues about charging fees from the students. It should be absorbed into the State university system as a non-profitable institution,” the minister said. (Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • naradha Monday, 06 November 2017 04:45 PM

    ඔබතුමා කියන කන් තමා බලාගෙන හිටියේ!

    ravin Monday, 06 November 2017 04:50 PM

    Easy to resolve this issue if politicians give up their personal interest.They let the country suffer as far as possible just for the sake of fattening their wallets.

    malij Monday, 06 November 2017 04:51 PM

    When SAITM started with MR's blessings where were you? You had your tail between your legs. The solution given by Dr. Harsha de Silva committee is a fair solution for all the stakeholders in the fray except for the extreme leftist parties who's doctrines we all know of. But people did not vote for them. Hence, if Ranawaka wants the pound of flesh they are demanding, he could also fast with them and perish with them.

    Blair Monday, 06 November 2017 04:54 PM

    Mr.Minister, are you not in the government. The government policy has been revealed. So support it in the implementation.

    De Silva Monday, 06 November 2017 05:28 PM

    That is what the Govt. is doing now. where were you amm this time ???

    opportunist politicians .! ! Monday, 06 November 2017 05:48 PM

    There are five requirements as voiced by Champika, (1) "ONLY (emphasis is mine) be resolved by absorbing SAITM into a State university (2) " without attempting to resolve the government policy on private education". (3)“There are no issues about charging fees" (4) "should be absorbed into the State university system as a non-profitable institution,” and (5) "admitting students based on Z-score marks at the A/L examination." Wish readers to comment. - It is up to us (who voted these characters into parliament) to have the final say on (a) who these "opportunist politicians" are. (b) matters of paid education and (c) the institutions (foreign or local) who could do so - NOT the politicians themselves voicing their own views (or leaning on opinions given by various groups (proposals correct or not) .

    ceylon Monday, 06 November 2017 07:29 PM

    how to solve since there is no problem..artificial problems created by opposition politicians to tople the government is the only problem there. via DM Android App

    Thepanis Monday, 06 November 2017 08:08 PM

    What bullshit is this man talking. GOSL has proposed a solution that makes sense. However, 'pasugaami' JVP, IUSF 'matto' and their idiotic parents want private medical education abolished, which is nonsense considering other numerous private education institutes for other fields of study. In the world there are many non-profit private medical schools that produce far better doctors than public medical institutes. First and foremost, GOSL should kick the butts of JVP and IUSF if they want a solution to SAITM issue because all these so called 'peratugaamis' do is drag the country backwards. What nonsense and misuse of sinhala lauguage:-) These guys should be called 'manda buddika pasugaamis'


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