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SAITM illegal: Gammanpila

6 February 2017 06:29 pm - 19     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) said today the controversial South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) was illegal and was established in a ‘stubborn’ manner in 2009.

PHU General Secretary MP Udaya Gammanpila said in 2011 the then Higher Education Minister issued a gazette notification granting medical-degree-awarding status to SAITM with conditions.

“SAITM has failed to prove in writing that they have fulfilled the required conditions though the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) had asked for documentary proof in March 2015. But in the absence of the required documentary proof the gazette notification has been nullified and the university has been operated illegally,” he told a news conference.

  Comments - 19

  • WISE DONKEY Tuesday, 07 February 2017 08:33 AM

    He should know who is behind the shooting of SAITM CEO

    mal Tuesday, 07 February 2017 08:33 AM

    Exactly he must first inquiry his boss MR.

    Mohamed Hisham Tuesday, 07 February 2017 08:37 AM

    Gembanpilla who cares about your opinion.

    Bala Tuesday, 07 February 2017 08:42 AM

    He knows how to do illegal things - he is on bail now - he is best advisor on illegal activity and appointed to AG dept.

    Mandy Tuesday, 07 February 2017 08:45 AM

    Short people have big ego and wants to be in the news.

    ANTON Monday, 06 February 2017 07:28 PM


    firdhous Thursday, 09 February 2017 07:20 PM

    I call upon the general public to create a public fund called SATEM Establishment Fund and support the SAITEM by that fund until SAITEM get enough qualified students and become sustainable without being dependent on student’s payment in order to run the institution. That will help SAITEM to maintain its standard and grand medical degree only to qualified candidates. Anything can be destroyed easily but establishment is the most difficult one.

    apun Monday, 06 February 2017 09:56 PM

    meka nun booruwek!

    Avisenna Monday, 06 February 2017 10:05 PM

    Staff the best in the country. Some has taught & teaching in state unis. and everyone in GOMA. facilities state of the arts. UGC approved all basic science. SLMC pointed out problems Trauma. Com med all sorted. Clincal experience deprived by GMOA is copensated by problem based medicine approach. Rest can be easily sorted during internship. All new docs anywhere work under supervision. Do foundation 2 year programme as in UK. Go forward with private education and make motherland a great education centre & earn Fc not with laundering he ladies in Middle East. via DM Android App

    Flacon Monday, 06 February 2017 10:35 PM

    wasnt this like debated thorougly in courts and settled?

    CWije Wednesday, 08 February 2017 04:20 AM

    You were money laundering and driving white vans during the construction of Saitim.

    AA Monday, 06 February 2017 10:38 PM

    Looks as if this guy has slept for a couple of years and got up. Wasn't he part of the government that established SAITM? This type of guy should be removed from our country.

    Bala Monday, 06 February 2017 10:41 PM

    But your boss MR gave two gazette notifications in SAITM. Where were you and GMOA then - hiding to comment for fear of >>>>.

    Casanova Tuesday, 07 February 2017 12:13 AM

    So are you in every aspect.

    Lankan Tuesday, 07 February 2017 12:14 AM

    Were you dumb all these years and just realised its legality via DM Android App

    DJ Tuesday, 07 February 2017 12:16 AM

    What is there to prove to a medical council who is acting like terrorist

    Pxx Tuesday, 07 February 2017 04:33 AM

    Please tell Appachi to consult Trumpacchi to get a solution to this.Trumpacchi do have lot of experience with private university scams.

    Don Tuesday, 07 February 2017 05:43 AM

    Test the students and the facility will correct itself. There must be a path for anyone to become a medical professional. via DM Android App

    lion Tuesday, 07 February 2017 05:55 AM

    maya thamai loky hama deyakma danna miniha

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