The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) today charged that Minister of Higher Education Lakshman Kiriella has no authority to declare about the concluding dates of cases which were ongoing in courts.
While referring to a media statement claimed to be released by Minister Kiriella asking the State university students to attend to lectures, GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge told a news conference that in the same statement, the minister had assured that the case filed at the Supreme Court on SAITM would be concluded within one and half months.
“The Minister has earlier revealed several facts in Parliament about the verdict of the case filed in the Court of Appeal on the same issue. The Minister has used parliamentary privileges to avoid our claims at that time,” he added.
He said that this remark could be regarded as interference to the judicial proceeding by the Minister and added that it was evident that there was another political and economical agenda going on with regard to this SAITM issue.
Meanwhile, he said that the student enrolments to SAITM should be suspended immediately as the initial step of solving this issue. He also said it was mandatory to make a legal framework to it and added that a gazette should be issued on the suspension of the student admission at the SAITM.
He said that parents of the State university students were ready to go for a fast unto death if the government would not provide their children with a reasonable solution to the issue. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)
Isn't that unfortunate that a professional body has become a part of a problem as opposed to being constructive. The language doesn't sound right. This is not about them. It is about the education of students who are in state universities.
Ruwan Wednesday, 04 October 2017 07:09 PM
It will be interesting find out the background of Dr. Haritha Aluthge..
Alex Wednesday, 04 October 2017 08:45 PM
No puzzle.It is easy to guess his family background from his uppish ' I am the great' conduct.
dayan Wednesday, 04 October 2017 07:38 PM
It is the joke of the decade. GMOA has misguided medical students to keep away from studies. Now they are dreaming, for their parents to become fools to fast on to death. GMOA can do the fast. Why getting involve innocent parents.
Jayaruwan Wednesday, 04 October 2017 08:04 PM
According to the GMOA, the students from State Univs (who study for free) have problems because of theSAITM students (who pay for their studies)...Dear GMOA, if you would go into any supermarket, let's say Arpico, and you could walk in and out whenever you want with whatever you want without paying a single rupee, would you complain that you are inconvenienced by the people who actually pay for their goods? Do you request to get them removed from the store so you can take their items for free as well?
ceylon Wednesday, 04 October 2017 08:06 PM
these stupid half educated doctors are not using time to study more and upgrade knowledge about medical but doing politics by wasting more than half of their time. via DM Android App
Kadiya Thursday, 05 October 2017 07:47 AM
And the GMOA has?Give us a break Haritha, harida?
sisira Thursday, 05 October 2017 06:04 PM
Ah,now parents fast unto death,first students, and now their parents,can't you find something lesser than that like request GMOA membership to stop channel practice until the government agree with you,why you expect all sacrifices from students side,
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