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Controversy surrounds a letter sent by SAITM students to GMOA

5 October 2016 09:49 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Controversy surrounds a letter purportedly sent by the Student Action Committee of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) to the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) claiming that the SAITM had allegedly forced its students to sit for the professorial appointments without pre-professorial clinical rotations and forensic medicine.

GMOA Assistant Secretary of the GMOA Dr. Haritha Aluthge said at a media briefing held yesterday in Colombo that they received a letter from the SAITM Student Action Committee two weeks ago.

“According to their student guidelines, all pre-clinical subjects and all clinical rotations must be completed in order to be eligible to sit for the professorial appointments. But it is found that the 5th batch of the SAITM is going to start the professorial appointments, without completing their pre-professorial clinical rotations and forensic medicine. At the same time it is found that some students in the 3rd batch are continuing their professorial appointments without completing pre-clinical subjects,” Dr. Aluthge said by reading the letter to the media.

However, when the Daily Mirror contacted the President of the student committee Prageeth Wimalachandra, he rejected sending such a letter to the GMOA though his name had been mentioned in the letter as the sender.

He told the Daily Mirror that the letter was a fake one. He also said they would look into the matter and take further action against the futile attempt.

The letter given by the GMOA has been dated October 10, 2016 which is yet to fall. Even the GMOA's Dr. Aluthge was unaware whether the letter was dated on 10.10.2016. (Piyumi Fonseka)

  Comments - 7

  • Bala Wednesday, 05 October 2016 02:52 PM

    Another GMOA racket - like the ambulance drama at Education ministry. Oh what level has the once respected and honourble profession descended to by MR stooges.

    Mnushya Wednesday, 05 October 2016 12:32 PM

    Dirty tactics

    Dr.Nick Wednesday, 05 October 2016 01:20 PM

    This is not the first time that the G.M.O.A has produced a fake document.Similar fake documents were recently produced to the Ministry of health.What professional ethics do these selected guys have via DM Android App

    citizen Thursday, 06 October 2016 05:18 AM

    This Newhouse in GMOA is a pathological liar caught out many times and his statements should be collected to file defamation case. He is tarnishing doctors.

    onelor Wednesday, 05 October 2016 01:51 PM

    This was dismissed as a fake by the student action committe covernor as SAITM yesterday. He claimed he knew the one whove forged this, claimed it was to disrepute the action committe, and he said he will take legal action agaisnt the culprit.

    Shelly. Wednesday, 05 October 2016 01:52 PM

    Another Tissa Attanayaka drama. Take this GMOA spokesman to task. Very serious matter. via DM Android App

    Jaya Wednesday, 05 October 2016 01:55 PM

    GMOA trying in vain to tarnish SAITM!


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