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SAITM only signed LoI to hand over NFTH: Registrar

19 August 2017 03:02 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) yesterday admitted it had only signed a Letter of Intent with the government as part of the process of handing over the Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH) .

SAITM Registrar Husni Hussain told Daily Mirror that the Health Ministry was now operating the NFTH. “The SAITM, the Ministry of Health and the Bank of Ceylon (BoC) have signed a Letter of Intent in this respect. Legal proceedings are still underway with regard to the final agreement which is due to be signed soon,” she said.

She said the process was being conducted based on the instructions of the government and added that the approval of the Attorney General was mandatory for the agreement to be signed.

Asked whether the Letter of Intent could be revoked by any party, she said that it could not be done as it was in compliance with the law.

She said that the SAITM had undertaken to settle the loan taken by the NFTH from the BoC. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

  Comments - 6

  • Liberal One Saturday, 19 August 2017 08:29 PM

    So technically the government is investing in a private property.

    silly ass Saturday, 19 August 2017 08:33 PM

    Now those silly idiots in the GMOA will go to town and stage some more strikes?! Any excuse not to work in the government hospitals but ever ready to do private practice!! Send them on compulsory retirement!!

    BUSHEL Saturday, 19 August 2017 08:39 PM


    daham Saturday, 19 August 2017 09:40 PM

    What a shame for Rajitha, Ranil and Sirisena? They told at the ceremony and later also, that the Neville Fernando Hospital was taken over by the government. Do they think the members of the general public are fools? Most of the 6.2 million would have been.

    The Capitalist Sunday, 20 August 2017 07:22 AM

    Many more in the 5.8 million would have been

    real Sunday, 20 August 2017 02:26 PM

    Wow,basically, Government spends 200 million out of tax payers pocket every month for letter of intent..super brain must be the only kind in the world, as one minister said.

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