SAITM decision needs clarifications, amendments: GMOA

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While stating that the latest stand taken by the government regarding the SAITM cannot be regarded as the final solution to the issue, the GMOA today said that they need further clarification on the proposed steps.

The government announced on Sunday that it had decided to abolish the SAITM and convert it into a non-profit making institution coming under the University Grants Commission (UGC).

GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge told a news conference that there were several points to make clarifications and amendments even though some positive facts were included in the given decision.

He said that the GMOA was attempting to find a final solution to the SAITM issue through the decision given by the government recently.

“This decision was announced by the Director General of the Government Information Department. We hope that this decision is the one which President Maithripala Sirisena has guaranteed to provide. We have requested for a discussion with President Sirisena for further clarification several days before. We did not receive a positive response to it yet,” he added.

He said that the GMOA was ready to take a step forward by discussing these facts with the government and added that it was questionable whether the government was ready for it.

He said that they would wait a few days for a positive response from President Sirisena and other related authorities with regard to the issues they had raised before and added that the decisive decisions would be taken following the GMOA’s Central Committee which would be meeting on Monday. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

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  • ceylon Thursday, 02 November 2017 10:33 PM

    why this stupid government allow law brakers to destabilise the society and country. via DM Android App

    Ram Friday, 03 November 2017 03:40 AM

    GMOA can propose as an amendment that students passing from private medical colleges at home or overseas must sit for EPRM exam. If accepted they will be the happiest as their tutoring students for EPRM for very high fees can continue. They fought the SAITM issue to protect their tutoring business.

    Joy Friday, 03 November 2017 04:46 AM

    I am not sure why government still allows these terrorist to act like this. This organization should be banned. Karlo is the main responsible man for this entire mess; see what he said few years ago. His agenda is nothing else but to get cheap popularity. Parents should file a human right case against these kinds of people for violating kids education rights by forcing them to boycott their studies. This is sham. These innocent kids are just trying to start their life, as adults we should be sham for ourselves. Where were these heroes when SAITM was started back in 2009? Why couldn't they stop this at right there? Only victims of this entire game were students, nobody else. Doctors never stopped their PP, people like Karlo fulfilled their agenda by getting self-satisfaction in getting cheap popularity, Kids of almost all leaders of JVP have studied in private universities, leader of peratugami is a citizen of Australia and leave the country anytime, Isn't this a joke that these inno

    Sampath Saturday, 04 November 2017 05:53 PM

    Joy you may not sure but government pity sure on GMOA visition that way they abolished SAITM , despite of SAITM ,political and financial , power , Ppl elected new government to stop this kind of sakvithi business , if students suffering caused due to delay of gov . Much need action

    kamal1 Friday, 03 November 2017 08:18 PM

    You rushed to criticized what Lal Kantha said, though for you, solution is perfect enough to save your skin,now Lal is obviously feel brush aside,tone and meaning definitely humiliate him,but this is politics,you can't go beyond,better meet the president and iron out ambiguities,parents main problem is one who announced hasn't proper authority

    Asela Priya Friday, 03 November 2017 10:32 PM

    Now SAITM is to be abolished why students and JVP still objecting. They want to close down all private institutions. GMOA wants no part in this for very obvious reasons.It is time to stand up against this stupidity.

    kondaya77 Friday, 03 November 2017 11:43 PM

    If these thugs have a formal education they should understand what was said.

    Park Saturday, 04 November 2017 01:49 AM

    While GMOA opposing SAITEM these jokers are sending their children to International schools. So in their mind they do not want all the children who can afford to have private education but only their children.

    Lamini Saturday, 04 November 2017 06:00 PM

    mr park you wrongly understood GMOA opeinion , They clearly mentioned give in pvt education is government policy but standards must be maintained , Clearly SAITM is substandard even government is accepted it , that's way it abolished , so don't get confused

    Ashoka Sunday, 05 November 2017 11:14 AM

    If it is the truth, you will have to abolish Jaffna, Rajarata and Baticollo


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