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SAITM struggle will continue with or without GMOA: IUSF

30 January 2018 09:29 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Although the GMOA appeared to have settled their differences with the Health Minister on the SAITM issue, the Inter University Students' Federation (IUSF) said today it would continue the SAITM struggle regardless of the GMOA backing out.

IUSF Convener Lahiru Weerasekara said the GMOA can have its own opinion over the SAITM struggle irrespective of the IUSF’s opinion.

“We will appreciate it if the GMOA continued to stay with us, but we do not have any grudge now that they have opted out of the struggle. The student movement has no reason to trust either Rajitha or the Government, though the GMOA has done so,” he said.

Mr. Weerasekara said any ally could breakaway from the alliance and the tempo of the fight could change by such moves.

“We no longer believe that discussions with the authorities will help in resolving the matter,” he said and added that the IUSF would continue its struggle and had no faith in discussions. “We will support any ally in any justifiable struggle but if anyone betrayed the struggle they will have to bear the results as well," he said. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 6

  • Facts Tuesday, 30 January 2018 11:51 PM

    This man is studying at a cost of tax payers money and threatening like mafia style.... So what public should do.. University standard fees must apply immediately as of any other Asian country to shut this mouth shut

    gona Tuesday, 30 January 2018 11:52 PM

    Will doctors give you free medicine?

    Asan Wednesday, 31 January 2018 05:40 AM

    Government should totally abolish privet practice by government doctors.

    aruna Wednesday, 31 January 2018 10:13 AM

    I think National News Papers should not give publicity to these terrorists!!!!

    Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 31 January 2018 12:05 PM

    When will the future "intellectual elite" realize that it will only be exploited by unscrupulous politicians?

    Sri Wickrema Wednesday, 31 January 2018 02:38 PM

    It is so sad to see you were abandoned by your beloved GMOA at this critical juncture. Not only that, GMOA has agreed to private medical education concept. And also agreed to send SAITM medical students to Kotalawala Medical Faculty to complete their MBBS. Now you have to forgo the pleasure of sending uni students to the street.

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