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No backtracking; battle against SAITM will continue - GMOA

10 August 2017 10:05 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) today said that their battle against the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) could arise in a way that the government had never imagined.

GMOA Assistant Secretary Dr. Naveen de Soyza told a news conference that this battle would only ended up in victory and added that discussions were still underway with regard to the SAITM controversy.

“A little silence of us cannot be regarded as that we have taken a step back from this battle. This battle will continue further. The strength of this battle will not always depend on strikes and protests,” he said.

He also said that the GMOA has engaged in this battle in order to safeguard the standards of the medical education in the country and added that they do not proceed with any political motive.

Meanwhile, commenting on the legal actions taken against the university student activists, Dr. Soyza said that the law of the country should not be biased towards any party.

He said that everyone should be equal before the eyes of the law and added that the Attorney General's Department had sabotaged several proceedings with regard to the cases against university students.

“We will not go against the law of the country by any means. But we will intervene to the suppression of these university students through our legal professionals,” he said. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)


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  Comments - 7

  • marmaduke Friday, 11 August 2017 12:29 PM

    University students should "learn or depart" If they dont want to study ,they should give the others with less marks and lower z score the opportunity to study and not waste their time and the tax payers hard earned money!

    ase Friday, 11 August 2017 02:35 PM

    ok docs, we too are ready, we will not let us offer this typ of terro every time, we will meet on the road.

    Ajith Friday, 11 August 2017 03:03 PM

    SAITM issue is a blessing for this government. Just imagine how many other issues come to prominence without this.

    Ram Friday, 11 August 2017 03:10 PM

    Uni students are on the road on the instructions of GMOA. The GOSL have no backbone to arrest the GMOA leaders for causing a public nuisance or disobeying Court of Appeal decision that is still valid. GMOA must make their represntations before the SC where they obtained leave to make submissions

    TONY Friday, 11 August 2017 06:43 PM


    veylon Friday, 11 August 2017 07:05 PM

    as far as funds are coming and mahinda like to spend the looted money gmoa is ready to harrass people. via DM Android App

    citizen Friday, 11 August 2017 07:45 PM

    GMOA submitted to law and order in Supreme court with SLMC. Must wait for verdict, not threaten judges. GMOA has no avenue to close SAITM, only nationalization task

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