SAITM to be run as Private Public Partnership: Kiriella

23 July 2016 06:33 pm - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Highways and Higher Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella yesterday said seven out of eight Medical Faculty Deans, had agreed with him for a Private Public Partnership (PPP) to run the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) in Malabe.

The Minister told the Daily Mirror that a discussion was held in this regard on Thursday and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe also attended the meeting.

Minister Kiriella said a model would be worked out for such partnerships to attract private sector investment in the Higher Education Sector in Sri Lanka. (Lahiru Pothmulla)


  Comments - 13

  • Blair Saturday, 23 July 2016 09:29 PM

    A good move, but lot of time wasted.

    Menik Saturday, 23 July 2016 09:49 PM

    This man always is there to undermine the development of state institutions including the universities.

    mohan Saturday, 23 July 2016 09:52 PM

    A Good move by the Govt..

    Chux Saturday, 23 July 2016 10:41 PM

    Pls don't offer that to your daughter

    Hari Saturday, 23 July 2016 11:40 PM

    Good move Sri Lanka needs more private universities with medical faculties

    godaya Sunday, 24 July 2016 02:07 AM

    so what exactly does this PPP mean?

    Neville Sunday, 24 July 2016 04:06 AM

    Good Spend public money to run the private medical college, while more qualified students are at home.

    UniDon Sunday, 24 July 2016 08:16 AM

    Mr. Minister you could even discuss this matter with your bunch of 'consultants'. Also remember some of these deans have direct and indirect links with SITAM

    modaya Sunday, 24 July 2016 02:26 PM

    salli pissu salli pissu via DM Android App

    Dg Monday, 25 July 2016 01:44 PM

    Minister pl explain how it will operate,ownership administration etc give an example if presently existing. PPP is a commonly used word.

    Citizen Saturday, 23 July 2016 08:31 PM

    Kiriella on a hat-trick

    Lokka Saturday, 23 July 2016 08:42 PM

    This is very good news. We must support SAITM to be a world class Medical College. I salute Dr. Neville fo0r his vision and entrepreneurship..

    Unchikun Saturday, 23 July 2016 08:47 PM

    The leading pinhead in the current parliament of Sri Lanka. He has to be shown the door at the next elections.

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