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Rs.1.2 Bn profit by SAITM by devious means: JVP

17 January 2017 06:39 pm - 16     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Monetary rewards and politics had resulted in the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) earning an illegal profit more than Rs.1.2 billion, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP)said today.

JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said this after last morning's meeting with the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) officials including its President Prof. Carlo Fonseka.

When asked by a journalist about the SLMC's response responded to the request made by the JVP for the SLMC to refrain from recognising those who pass out as doctors from SAITM, the JVP leader said money and politics had made the SLMC and the government to stand firm on this matter.

He said SLMC should follow the recommendations made by the 10-member committee it had appointed.

“The ten member committee comprising Prof. Rezvi Sheriff, Dr. L.B.L. de Alwis, Prof. Nilanthi de Silva, Prof. Ranil Fernando, Prof. Ranjani Gamage, Prof. Wasantha Gunathunga, Dr. B.J.C. Perera, Dr. Hemantha Perera, Prof. K. Sivapalan and Dr. H.M.S.S.D. Herath had recommended that SAITM graduates were not suitable to practice the medical profession given the number of shortcomings in that institution,” the JVP leader said. (Yohan Perera)

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  Comments - 16

  • Wele Vidane Wednesday, 18 January 2017 03:42 AM

    They earn as a business organisation but how much you earn as a political organisation? Convert your's to a business organisation.

    sena Wednesday, 18 January 2017 05:50 AM

    Get the SAITM students who do not hang around on roads screaming to sit the same papers set for those in the state medical faculties all island. Then we will see the results.

    Leo Wednesday, 18 January 2017 05:59 AM

    SAITM students do not have the qualifications to become doctors in SL as they stick the the medical oath taken by doctors. To do medicine in SL you must treat the oath as a joke. via DM Android App

    Praba Wednesday, 18 January 2017 03:48 PM

    So let's produce Heroine in SL and save all the money spent on import.

    Mahila Wednesday, 18 January 2017 06:04 AM

    Has anybody calculated the amount of Foreign Exchange students would overseas for their qualifications if SAITM does not exist? Best to arrange overcome shortcomings in SAITM and agree to award the degree once rectified. Whatever profit SAITM makes is of no concern, even 5 Billion as long as it is retained in the country

    Tissa Wednesday, 18 January 2017 06:06 AM

    Not. only that it. is a Private one is it prohibited to earn profit One that spend our tax money and those Doctors earning money via DM Android App

    Kadiya Wednesday, 18 January 2017 06:30 AM

    So this is what is eating them all and getting into their craw!!!

    Rohan Peries Wednesday, 18 January 2017 06:32 AM

    He is know as Deal Kunara in SL. Might have not got his cut this time

    Save Wednesday, 18 January 2017 06:57 AM

    So does GOSL. They sell others products for 200% extra tax. Land like no other.

    usaguy Wednesday, 18 January 2017 07:03 AM

    so these 10 experts are saying there are short comings at SAIITM what to they know about the schools in india.china and other places whose graduates are allowed to practice via DM Android App

    USG Wednesday, 18 January 2017 07:24 AM

    Why can't the JVP along with AK the great talker as well as the GMOA discuss with the Govt. to draw up a proper procedure for SAITAM entrance

    Praba Friday, 20 January 2017 01:09 PM

    Praba. You are a joke to the economy. 2017 is a crucial year for SL.

    super cat Friday, 20 January 2017 01:11 PM

    Very True. The money will be invested in other areas within SL. 2017 is crucial for SL.

    Thomas Wednesday, 18 January 2017 10:07 AM

    Another GMOA Spokesperson on the making. via DM Android App

    Goraka Thursday, 19 January 2017 03:46 AM

    Govt. Medical College is NOT free. It is paid by tax-payers. Once students pass out, they get more goodies - again from taxpayers.Then they want more goodies - if not they go on strike - again making taxpayers suffer.No wonder they hated competition from private medical schools.

    Suranimala Tuesday, 17 January 2017 09:38 PM

    Whatever SAITM earns, it is money saved within the country instead of spent on foreign universities.


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