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GMOA tells Wijeyadasa: Issue gazette abolishing SAITM

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The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) today requested Higher Education Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe to issue a gazette notification abolishing SAITM.

GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge told a news conference that the gazette notification should be issued in keeping with the Universities Act.

“We urge the minister to issue the gazette notification as assured in order to solve the nine-year long issue. The observations of the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) should be put forward to solve this issue in a more fruitful manner. The latest stance on SAITM to absorb its students to General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) should be followed by the recommendations of the SLMC. A timeframe should be introduced to end the absorbing of SAITM students to KDU. The additional training which is supposed to be given to these students should be followed by a study on it. The entry qualification should be decided with the observations of the SLMC. The minimum standards for medical education should be gazetted to avoid any confusion in future. Unlike other leaders, President Maithripala Sirisena has addressed this issue in a fair manner,” he said. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

 

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  • Unchikun Thursday, 21 June 2018 07:45 PM

    Why have a minister, a cabinet and a government?

    City Thursday, 21 June 2018 08:10 PM

    These guys are getting panicked with their future.

    raj Thursday, 21 June 2018 09:02 PM

    No need of these if they- Ministers etc - are efficient

    Kuruppu Thursday, 21 June 2018 08:34 PM

    Please issue a gazette notification abolishing GMOA

    SAM SPARROW Friday, 22 June 2018 08:49 AM

    If anyone like GMOA can request petty issues like this on gazette , then we also request a gazette notification abolishing GMOA idiots

    Don Friday, 22 June 2018 09:11 AM

    First let the students start leaning from where they lost the continuation of the Medical degree, otherwise, if learning is delayed they are counted as Gap-Years. No need of a Gazette as Law is passed in Parliament. Gazette could be printed even years later. Mr. Minister, Don't get in to GMOA's trap. You are a knowledgeable Lawyer, they are trying to teach you Law.

    alex Friday, 22 June 2018 09:22 AM

    please issue a gazette notification abolishing private practice

    mohan Saturday, 23 June 2018 08:17 AM

    Come on public. Let it be done properly. GMOA has both good and bad. These requests are fair and correct and will help avoid any confusion and issues and ulterior motives in future, The students are the most important here.

    Man Saturday, 23 June 2018 09:32 AM

    I'm sure that the people who are against the GMOA don't consult doctors who passed out from the state medical faculties but the private faculties like SAITAM, even if they are about to die.


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