All SAITM medical students to New Medical Faculty at SLIIT: Rajitha

2017-12-21 10:57:59

All medical students, who studied at the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) will be absorbed into a new Medical Faculty established at the Sri Lanka Institute of Information and Technology (SLIIT) effective from January 1, 2018, Health and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said.

Addressing the weekly Cabinet news briefing yesterday, Minister Senaratne said all members who attended the final meeting of the SAITM Committee unanimously decided to enrol all medical students who studied at SAITM by the time it was wounded up in October unanimously decided to enrol them at the new medical faculty at the SLIIT.

“It was a collective decision of Deans of all State medical faculties and members representing the Sri Lanka Medical Council, (SLMC), the GMOA and officials of the Health Ministry,” Minister Senaratne said.

However, if we were not able to conclude the arrangements by January 1st, we definitely conclude it on January 15, Minister Senaratne added.

He pointed out that no one could protest to the new arrangement as it was a decision taken by all stakeholders to the issue unanimously. Besides the SAITM Committee has now been dissolved and this decision was taken at its last meeting. (Sanduan A Jayasekara)


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  Comments - 20

  • Sand Man Thursday, 21 December 2017 11:08

    All GMOAs to new mediacl facility at National Institute of Mental Health Angoda.

    Reply : 15       69

    ceylon Thursday, 21 December 2017 11:14

    thank you dr rajitha. via DM Android App

    Reply : 14       45

    eric Thursday, 21 December 2017 13:33

    Well done. Arrange their internship at SLIIt teaching hospital at Malabe. Do it soon, he best medical brains are wasted and we will Have shortages of doctors.

    Reply : 8       30

    ANTON Thursday, 21 December 2017 11:17


    Reply : 10       52

    Nera Thursday, 21 December 2017 11:48

    Good decision. But if this government decides to fully privatize SLIIT then we will be at square one.

    Reply : 4       29

    Ane Thursday, 21 December 2017 12:01

    May be provoking Russia.

    Reply : 4       22

    Ashoka Thursday, 21 December 2017 12:19

    If GMOA fight against this then the problem is not with SAITM, but GMOA.

    Reply : 4       29

    parackrama Thursday, 21 December 2017 12:36

    at least this government one good thing

    Reply : 4       22

    channa Thursday, 21 December 2017 12:47

    Mad dogs may bark due to almost jelousy. But continue to the victorious end.

    Reply : 3       26

    daham Thursday, 21 December 2017 14:31

    So what happens to the students who had no preliminary qualifications for medical education in Sri Lanka?

    Reply : 4       11

    moredaham Thursday, 21 December 2017 16:24

    If they pass finals set by slmc who cares,,,,

    Reply : 1       16

    citizen Thursday, 21 December 2017 18:41

    All at SAITM had qualifications. They are recorded in UGC. Don't believe lies

    Reply : 2       8

    Don Thursday, 21 December 2017 15:21

    Change the saitm name and establish a government run medical university by allowing students to pay for their degrees if they lack enough marks to enter local universities. GMOA can go hang themselves. via DM Android App

    Reply : 2       17

    PUMAL Thursday, 21 December 2017 15:34

    Close the GMOA Also

    Reply : 3       21

    Giabao Thursday, 21 December 2017 16:19

    OMG. what a yahapalana decision. what is the difference between SAITM and SLIIT ? both are owned by private individuals - one a medical doctor the other a PHD. LOL

    Reply : 27       6

    duminda Thursday, 21 December 2017 19:56

    A bad decision.. SLIIT is also a private company registered under a company act with shareholders controlling.. a private company can not offer medical degrees..

    Reply : 16       8

    channa Thursday, 21 December 2017 22:00

    you mean no private hospitals also

    Reply : 2       11

    duminda Friday, 22 December 2017 11:27

    private hospitals dont offer medical degrees..

    Reply : 4       1

    karma Friday, 22 December 2017 03:57

    Same shit in different bucket...!!!!!!

    Reply : 10       2

    kumar Saturday, 30 December 2017 12:06

    what's the full course fee of the new management for medical studies?

    Reply : 0       0

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