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I had death threats from Feb.1: SAITM CEO

7 February 2017 06:20 pm - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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SAITM's Chief Executive Officer Dr. Sameera Senaratne whose car came under gunfire on Monday night said today he had received death threats on three consecutive days and that he had complained to the IGP, DIG and the Mulleriyawa Police about these threats.

He told a news conference that he received several anonymous phone calls on February 1, 2 and 3 asking him to resign from SAITM and that he had lodged the complaint on the third when he received a letter with death threats.
Dr. Senaratne said the shooting incident occurred when the investigation into the complaint was in progress.

He said the Police and the CID had launched investigation into the shooting incident soon after he complained to the Police over the phone.

Dr. Senaratne said police had provided him with personal security after the shooting.

When asked whether it was a drama enacted to win sympathy, he said no one would empathize with SAITM at this juncture and that he was only an officer and his removal would not affect its operations.

“Even if I am killed SAITM will continue with another official appointed to my post,” Dr. Senaratne said. (Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 13

  • Aakz Tuesday, 07 February 2017 07:45 PM

    Did anyone bothered to ask how many times he failed at ERPM examination? Did anybody ask how he calls hinself a doctor without valid registration ? Did anybody ask him how he can head an institution that produce doctors while being an utter failure.

    TONY Wednesday, 08 February 2017 09:13 AM

    WHAT HAS THE JO GOT TO SAY FOR THESE KIND OF CRIMINAL ACTS. ALSO WHAT DO THE JO TELL ABOUT THE NUMEROUS PROTESTS THAT IS TAKING PLACE DISTURBING THE PUBLIC AND CAUSING TRAFFIC JAMS

    nanda Tuesday, 07 February 2017 09:28 PM

    now its clear it is a drama to get sympathy and popularity. but guy this is an old method know.

    Katie Wednesday, 08 February 2017 10:00 AM

    If those interested parties are calling for the closure of the SAITM which is a private institution, the all other private educational institutions should also be closed and have only the government educational institutions where children will have to wait at least 10 years to qualify due to the strikes and protests being a regular subject of government educational institutions. Probably those parties interested in closing SAITM wants this country to go back 50 years and crawl again to reach the standards now prevailing.

    Ram Wednesday, 08 February 2017 03:18 AM

    Aakz is doubting if he is a medical doctor. If he is not by now GMOA would have exposed him. He may have failed an exam but he has successfully completed the finals.

    gum Wednesday, 08 February 2017 05:22 AM

    Why do they need sympathy. They have already got the approval. GOMA are the ones who are desperate to reverse the court order.

    Gomma Wednesday, 08 February 2017 05:44 AM

    Did you ask him? Why don't you publish some facts without ranting and raving about his qualifications? Ask Naveen De Soysa and Padeniya for their qualific.ations

    goffy Wednesday, 08 February 2017 06:24 AM

    Dont call him as Doctor Who failed licencing exam repeatedly. via DM Android App

    Shelly. Wednesday, 08 February 2017 07:18 AM

    Whether qualified or not he is a man and a father. And a key figure at a institute. Killing even a beggar should not be justified. via DM Android App

    WISE DONKEY Wednesday, 08 February 2017 08:30 AM

    Restrict all protests to Price Park or Hyde Park. We have become sick of protest marches on public roads everyday.

    Woder Tuesday, 07 February 2017 06:57 PM

    Why did not he complained to police via DM Android App

    Shelly. Tuesday, 07 February 2017 07:08 PM

    It seems not a contract job. A work of raw hands. To get acceptance from JVP and JO after getting full clearance from the KING. A bigining. via DM Android App

    Perumal Tuesday, 07 February 2017 07:20 PM

    Of course, he's right. Will GMOA come to an end when Padeniya or Zoysa dies? Never.


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