Grenade attack won't weaken out determination: SLMC

2017-05-18 20:04:52

Referring to the grenade attack on the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) on Friday, its Chairman Carlo Fonseka said today such threats would not prevent it from carrying its duties.

“The SLMC is an independent institution. We are not afraid of these threats. We have faced several attacks before,” he told a news conference.

Prof. Fonseka said SLMC was mandated to formulate, maintain and safeguard the quality standards in medical education and maintaining discipline among doctors.

Referring to the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) in Malabe, he said it was clear that there were several legal issues connected to SAITM and added that the government was gradually moving towards the stance held by the SLMC on the SAITM controversy.

Prof. Fonseka the grenade attack had not been properly investigated yet.(Kalathma Jayawardhane)

  Comments - 18

  • Selvyn Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:20

    The attackers have gone to the wrong place. Actually it should have been directed towards GMOA the killers of innocent patients via DM Android App

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    Perumal Friday, 19 May 2017 09:40

    Staged attacks and imagined threats and marketing hype

    Reply : 1       4

    JAN Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:32

    GMOA you all Jealous Old Group afraid of New highly educated New Technology SAITAM Will practically Perform Brilliantly via DM Android App

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    SL Thursday, 18 May 2017 21:43

    JAN does highly educated doctors means ,doctors without who got 3s in ALs in bio stream and no proper intern training ? .Do read what GMOA says and do not so naive

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    citizen Friday, 19 May 2017 06:39

    When govt. in ignorance accepts SLMC dictatorial plot to dump 2 year ERPM on local SAITM with controlled 10% pass rate, SAITM will be self destroyed.

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    C.K.Lankaputhra. Friday, 19 May 2017 06:39

    Sir, Can white van change your ditermination. Oh! Sorry , to change the ditermination, you must be first alive know?

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    Kumara Dharmarathne Friday, 19 May 2017 06:43

    Chairman,You are little too late for the statement. Originally you were scared and after heat of the bomb was gone, you are making a statement like a hero. Please be a hero among the public and not for GMOA.

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    Shelly. Friday, 19 May 2017 06:52

    Yes...yes Professor good that uv said docs should be disciplined. Yes ...yes Prof. no body fogotten that JVPERS who today with GMOA scared docs. in many ways years back. But you seems to have forgotten. Pathatic. Strange bed fellows. via DM Android App

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    daily boru Friday, 19 May 2017 07:01

    Cant it be a inside job ask HIM As. via DM Android App

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    kumara Friday, 19 May 2017 07:05

    yes.... but with peoples power

    Reply : 1       4

    LP Friday, 19 May 2017 07:47

    Elephant has moved only his head. Batalanda Dracula has not come yet out from his grave.

    Reply : 2       6

    rosebud Friday, 19 May 2017 08:17

    SLMC has an.important mandate to discharge as outlined by Prof Fonseka. It should do this without further ado. via DM Android App

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    MO Friday, 19 May 2017 08:20

    Organization structure of SLMC should be changed similar to British Medical Council (BMC) and government should pass proper law for private higher education. Actually, university act 1978 is for governance of state university. At the moment it is not suitable modern era and UGC follows outdated law and policies (Eg: recruitment and promotion of university teachers).

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    yahiya Friday, 19 May 2017 08:40

    This is third party work. They want to lead this issue

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    sujata Friday, 19 May 2017 08:51

    we can see the 'discipline" of your doctors amply demonstrated in the roads and their neglect of duty in taking care of poor patients, while continuing a thriving private practice after obtaining free education at tax payers expense

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    Theodor Weld Friday, 19 May 2017 09:39

    Professor, you are a highly respected senior citizen. Please try to comprehend that the grenade found at the entrance to the SLMC was only a 'plant' with no intention of being hurled inside. So it does not amount to an attack. Also, SAITM will prevail, no matter what disruption these so called GMOA killers of sick innocent people want to proceed with. Their killer instincts will soon be short lived and they will start wetting their pants before long.

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    H.R.K. Friday, 19 May 2017 10:14

    I saw a news yesterday, it says only the pin has removed but the cap is not, the news has suspected that it may be some armatures' work, also the message has received by the police from inside SLMC office. Request the police to reveal the truth.

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    Lucille Friday, 19 May 2017 10:30

    My thinking is that SAITM is just a minute problem, we have to focus on poverty, energy, proper garbage disposal system, increse of exports, better living conditions and education etc., However GMOA has magnified this problem for their own benefit.

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