Medical faculty students of government universities staged a protest outside the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) in Colombo today against the Aberdeen-Asiri MBBS Degree Programme through ‘Sri Lanka Medical Pathway’. Pix by Waruna Wanniarachchi
haven't these guys been given a place to protest at Galle Face
sas Friday, 26 June 2020 07:23 PM
Medical students always clamor for free education but when they get qualified as doctors, all they are interested is private medical practice to earn as much money as possible. They oppose private universities but never oppose private hospitals. What a deception.
kumar Friday, 26 June 2020 08:01 PM
Many countries now have private universities that issue degrees after due process. In Sri Lanka we still dance to the tune of a few selfish individuals who know that their lawless monopoly is at stake.
Jaffna Logic Friday, 26 June 2020 08:43 PM
Why was the armed forces brought in to fight a medical problem ? If MBBS is such an important degree then there would not have been any need for military intervention, thankfully the military fought a gallant battle and had brought
the “ medical problem “ under control. The fact is it does not matter if someone has an MBBS degree from a government university, private university, heaven , or hell, they are all clueless and powerless if there are no vaccines or drugs coming from the brainy Scientists. This global pandemic has exposed to the world “ the obvious limitations and the inherent scientific illiteracy of the doctors “ yet these arrogant medical students are demonstrating, instead they should go and fall at the feet of the military to thank them for saving Sri Lanka from the dreaded covid-19.
DA Friday, 26 June 2020 10:14 PM
Aberdeen is recognised by the UK medical council. Education is a right, and is not a privilege. If someone is qualified to enter, and has the opportunity to reduce the outflow of foreign currency, why should it affect these students? A little competition wouldn't hurt.
Ratata Giya kala Sunday, 28 June 2020 12:39 AM
WHY WAS SAITM DESTROYED IF ANOTHER IS TO BE CONSIDERED BYMR.
HOW MANY STUDENTS WELL QUALIFIED WHO FOLLOWED THAT PROGRAMME ARE STILL STRUGGLING WASTING PRECIOUS TIME AND MONEY.
IS THIS A FRONT TO USE SOMEONES ILL GOTTEN BILLIONS
WHY IS THE GMOA SILENT COME ON PADADADENIYA LIKE TO HEAR YOUR VIEWS
Sara Diad Sunday, 28 June 2020 12:18 PM
Srilanka needs more doctors . Srilanka has clever children . If the government run medical college cannot produce more doctors what's wrong in students getting qualified from a reputed overseas university provided the students have successfully completed A' L' s .
Saitem was destroyed .
Srilanka should produce more doctors n open up opportunities to outsource them to the world earning more foreign income .
Srilanka has the ability to be known as a country providing professionals not just labourers n housemaids .
For ages medical students have been jealous and closing opportunities for the others who can spend on pvt medical college .
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