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The Inter University Students' Federation (IUSF), at a meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena today said the President had so far failed to take a firm stance on the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) issue.

IUSF Convener Lahiru Weerasekara said President Sirisena had informed them that he was yet to discuss the issue with the representatives of SAITM. The President earlier promised us that a decision would be taken soon with regards to the SAITM issue, but today he admitted that he was yet to discuss the matter with the relevant authorities,” he said.

He said they had informed the President that students belonging to eight medical faculties continue to refrain from taking part in lectures until a proper solution was given to them with regards to the SAITM issue.

Meanwhile, President Sirisena has advised students of university student federations to attend lectures.

The President had promised to make a decision on SAITM after holding talks with other student federations, the deans of the eight medical faculties, Sri Lanka Medical Council(SLMC), University Grants Commission (UGC) and the SAITM administration.

The discussion was held yesterday at the Presidential Secretariat with the participation of IUSF representatives, members of Medical Faculty Student Activists Committee and the Inter University Bhikku Federation (IUBF). (Yoshitha Perera)

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  • Citizen Friday, 17 February 2017 03:44 AM

    Don't give in to these goons !

    Sarath Friday, 17 February 2017 12:58 PM

    Why only talking to the students at government universities? How can the president ignore the SAITM students who is the most negatively afflicted party.

    Praba Friday, 17 February 2017 04:12 AM

    No hurry. Anyone can go to Singapore for treatment at any time using president fund.

    medic Friday, 17 February 2017 05:36 AM

    President will not override Judicial Verdict unless SAITM and SLMC agree to it. Other suggestions are not crucial. Imagine the insane suggestion of training in govt. hospitals on a suicidal mission. Speak only realistic possibilities

    Don Friday, 17 February 2017 06:19 AM

    The president needs to bring everyone in for a public discussion. If the students who get 3 As in Colombo cannot get into a medical degree but can go abroad why not save the country the money and let them study here via DM Android App

    RNA Friday, 17 February 2017 01:37 PM

    Someone lock this Lahiru fool up behind bars.

    Leo Friday, 17 February 2017 06:22 AM

    The courts had taken a firm stance but since it did not agree with you the IUSF could not accept it. Give up you corrupted lot and stick to studying. Let the country leaders handle these matters. This has nothing to do with a selfish bunch as the IUSF. via DM Android App

    Blair Friday, 17 February 2017 06:33 AM

    What is it that Bikku front got to do with a judicial verdict.

    Ajith Friday, 17 February 2017 07:05 AM

    After getting free education right through, now they demand so many things. Worst is the demand that private medical colleges should not be allowed at all. What an attitude! Will always be a problem to the society.

    Siri Sunday, 19 February 2017 02:29 PM

    Wait for a JVP Government to implement your policies, till then abide by the verdict of the people.


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