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The allegations levelled by the GMOA against the Presidential Committee on SAITM were factually incorrect, Committee Head, Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha De Silva said yesterday.

Dr. De Silva said no one could allege the committee of undermining the authority of the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) or reducing its power, when the committee was yet to present the final report to the President.

“We would submit the report to the President. I invite those who level such allegations not to attempt to prepare horoscopes for a baby, who is not yet born,” he told the Daily Mirror.

The Committee is expected to hand over its report to the President this afternoon.

When asked about the allegation that the Committee was attempting to set up one Accreditation Council (AC) undermining the authority of the SLMC, Dr. De Silva said discussions on the AC had been ongoing for the last 14 years and it was not something new.

“The claim that there are attempts to reduce SLMC powers is factually incorrect. In fact, the AC will enhance the authority of the SLMC and empower it,” he said.

The Deputy Minister said he was positive that that the Committee might come up with an equitable solution acceptable to all stakeholders over the SAITM issue.

He said they have had lengthy and detailed discussions with all stakeholders of the issue including the SLMC, parents of the medical students, who are boycotting lectures and Government’s institutions such as the Attorney General’s Department. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • nick Monday, 11 September 2017 05:43 AM

    this bugger is way better than many of the crooks this guy really have a visions to take the country into next level hope we can make him a president candidate & for first time give it to someone who is really educated after J.R era via DM Android App

    UniDon Monday, 11 September 2017 08:41 PM

    He is a member of a footnote gang

    BUSHEL Monday, 11 September 2017 08:08 AM

    DEAR MINISTER, I AM NOT ANTI SAITM OR FOR IT. CZ IT IS SO CONTROVERSIAL. HOROSCOPE CANNOT BE PREPARED UNTIL THE BIRTH OF THE BABY. BUT THIS IS A SCAN BEFORE THE BABY IS BORN. SCAN ALWAYS SHOWS EVIDENCE OF DEFORMITIES OF UNBORN BABY. BUT STILL MAY NOT BE CLEAR. SO THE SCAN SHOW THAT YOU ARE IN FAVOR OF AC. SO DOCTORS ARE ALERT TO MAKE SURE TO GET A HEALTHY BABY.

    Ronnie Bugger Monday, 11 September 2017 09:39 AM

    Mr. Dpty. Minister, what you say is sensible but do what you can about that GMOA bafoon who sits behind a microphone throwing threats of strikes and what not most of the time. He is given to much leeway. He and his stooges are in for a lot of beating and property damage very soon.

    WowWow Tuesday, 12 September 2017 11:04 AM

    His vision may work in a developed nation. But not here. Any Council / Commission appointed should be independent. But that's not the case here. We have witnessed how regulatory bodies bend their knee to Politicians and businessman.


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