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Resolving SAITM issue -- GMOA to prepare common document

12 February 2018 07:20 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A majority of anti-SAITM forces have agreed to a proposal by the GMOA which is in the process of preparing a common document to resolve this longstanding matter.

The GMOA is said to have held several rounds of discussions during the past two weeks with all the anti-AITM groups and had received positive feedback for its proposals.

Secretary Haitha Aluthge told a press conference today that apart from anti-SAITM groups, a majority of SAITM graduates and their parents had also joined the GMOA to work out a positive solution to this matter.

He said with the recent electoral defeat of pro-SAITM politicos, it is time to take another look on the SAITM issue.

With the new turn of events, the GMOA is hoping to talk to the Government to obtain a positive response to the SAITM controversy within a month.

Dr. Aluthge said according to the GMOA proposal there would be no SAITM M.B.B.S. degrees and SAITM students can only be awarded a degree by the Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy of Russia or the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University

“We hope the power-hungry had learnt a lesson at the LG polls. GMOA does not intend setting up or toppling governments and it is now the Government’s duty to implement the proposals. This matter should not drag any further,” he added. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

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  Comments - 8

  • Docuk Monday, 12 February 2018 07:35 PM

    Your godfather,ala pohotuwa. Will solve it now. Run to him :-)

    Udda Monday, 12 February 2018 08:05 PM

    Hand over the govt to gmoa. Even they will be better than the present lot and the pohottuwas.

    lawry Monday, 12 February 2018 08:12 PM

    The country has enough things to bother about rather than listening to the idiotic GMOA.

    Bala Monday, 12 February 2018 08:30 PM

    Whatever decision implemented it must acknowledge the right to education whether paid for by student OR state sponsored but paid for by tax payers. Nothing is free.GMOA doctors monopoly on making money must be addressed by having more qualified doctors in Sri Lanka through many medical institutions..

    ANTON Monday, 12 February 2018 09:00 PM


    das Monday, 12 February 2018 11:21 PM

    To hell with you petty, selfish, idiots. The country has bigger problems than to entertain your fancies.

    Kumar Monday, 12 February 2018 11:36 PM

    All the bachelor degrees were characterised by BA, BSc, or LLB but the medical establishment got away undetected and called their degree as MBBS . Thud falsely promoting it as a double degree and awarding themselves the "Doctor" title for a bachelor degree. Unbelievable !!!!

    Ashoka Wednesday, 14 February 2018 12:19 PM

    These saitm students are our own children and we wanted them to study medicine by paying money. Why do the GMOA buddies bother so much about our children's education. Mind your own business guys !!!!

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