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The Sri Lanka Medical Council has question the recognition of a degree which may be offered by a Russian affiliated medical college in Sri Lanka after the institution had published advertisements calling for applications for the post of lecturers.

In a public notice the Medical Council says the Medical Ordinance does not have any provisions to recognize a medical degree that may be awarded to those trained at the institution in Sri Lanka.

“The Sri Lanka Medical Council wishes to inform the public that there is no provision in the Medical Ordinance to recognize a medical degree that may be awarded to those trained at the institution in Sri Lanka,” the registrar of the Sri Lanka Medical Council said in the public notice.

The Sri Lankan institution has reportedly sought lecturers for the campus in Sri Lanka affiliated to a leading Russian medical academy acknowledged by the World Health Organization. (JN)
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  • deepthi Wednesday, 22 September 2010 07:38 AM

    The local medical students in Sri Lanka must keep in mind that they are studying with the tax payers money. Why are they so selfish or utterly jealous of the children of the tax payers, when they try to get a medical education in a private medical college based in sri lanka?

    ashan Friday, 15 October 2010 10:00 AM

    Education is not to be bought but is for hard workers with a real aspiration . Sri Lanka until now had been among the very few countries in the world that provides FREE education.

    MKV Monday, 30 August 2010 02:30 PM

    Good move in case of medical field.
    We cannot take risk on playing with Human life.
    But SL should bring in private colleges and universities in non-medical fields.

    local boy Sunday, 29 August 2010 08:02 AM

    Good Move !

    MJ Sunday, 29 August 2010 08:18 AM

    by any chance are u a local uni grad? :P

    bash Sunday, 29 August 2010 08:20 AM

    Why not stop it without just advising the public

    Asoka Sunday, 29 August 2010 08:21 AM

    SLMC should stop these nuisence. We need private medical colleges

    Above he Crowd Sunday, 29 August 2010 08:22 AM

    I hear degrees can be bought in Russia.Govt. must do a thorough check on doctors who qualify in Russia. Some of them are only half-baked
    This should be done for the sake of the patients.

    suwimal Monday, 30 August 2010 09:32 AM

    The SLMC notice lacks clarity. Does it mean that MB,BS degree awarded by the Russian university in question is not recognised by SLMC, if the students have been coached for the degree at a local institution?

    Sumal Sunday, 29 August 2010 08:48 AM

    An academy acknowledged by the World Health Organization(WHO) is not recognized by SL Medical Council. Very Good.

    SRI Sunday, 29 August 2010 08:50 AM

    waY TO go SLMC..!!may you have the courage to hold on to decision forever. this Uni is trying to recruit lecturers from local universities..It should be banned.

    RZM Sunday, 29 August 2010 09:02 AM

    We need more doctors to treat people at affordable rates. More universities needed to produce doctors in Sri lanka.

    Thomas Sunday, 29 August 2010 10:34 AM

    WHY NOT ALLOW ESTABLISHMENT OF PRIVATE MEDICAL COLLEGES IN SRI LANKA, under the control of local Universities????????

    Gunawathie Monday, 30 August 2010 07:01 AM

    I totally agree with you.


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