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31 December 2017 05:53 pm - 16     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Parents’ Union of the Medical Students (PUMS) today expressed its displeasure over moves by Chairman of the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) Professor Colvin Gunaratne to use the office he holds to push forward the agenda of SAITM.

In a statement, PUMS Spokesman Dr. Nimal Karunasiri said it has been noticed that the Professor. Gunaratne is attempting to change the manner in which doctors are turned out by making it dependent on how much money one can spend through the offices of the SLMC that he heads.

He said a SLMC committee made up of pro-SAITM members was appointed by the doctor to get a secret report prepared by them passed, while threatening those who were against it.

Dr. Karunasiri also stated that the professor had allegedly carried out a coup when most of their members were out of the country on holiday. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)


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  Comments - 16

  • Unchikun Sunday, 31 December 2017 06:33 PM

    Please start a fast unto death immediately and make it serious, and not a bluff.

    Kadiya Monday, 01 January 2018 12:37 PM


    pali Sunday, 31 December 2017 07:07 PM

    We as public want no more troubles or interruptions over SAITM,balance minded,educated Dr harsha got the praise by public by solvingthe issue , according to president's directions,but madly proud and jelouse ,kiriella and other two pushing the country towards anarchy by working against president's wishes

    Kiri Banda Sunday, 31 December 2017 07:45 PM

    What luxury! MBBS at tax payers expense, then private (kade) practice and holidays overseas and who cares of the patients. Better have private medical education in Sri Lanka than see our children going to Nepal, Latvia, Bangalidesh, China etc etc spending so much foreign exchange. How many GMOA guys kids havd done this?Hippocrites all.

    Sarath Sunday, 31 December 2017 10:44 PM

    Well said bro.

    AjithZ Sunday, 31 December 2017 08:00 PM

    Personally I still hope that private medical education will continue in Sri Lanka. That will improve the overall standard of the medical education and service in the country.

    dying patient Sunday, 31 December 2017 08:10 PM

    Yes, only GMOA doctors are allowed to make money.

    Kadiya Monday, 01 January 2018 12:38 PM

    GMOA terrorists you mean?

    Lokka Sunday, 31 December 2017 08:30 PM

    So Dr.Karunasiri,, do you want our students to go abroad spending our valuable foreign exchange and get a degree whereas SAITM or any such private medical college in Sri Lanka can produce a doctor in this country itself? WHY ARE YOU SO UNPATRIOTIC?

    Mandy Sunday, 31 December 2017 10:31 PM

    Unless for a ulterior motive this doctor does not want others to become doctors even after spending their own money while this b... has had the education for free.

    Danny Monday, 01 January 2018 01:41 AM

    Dr K do you know that no country provides free Uni education.Students are given loans and they to repay the tax payer who funded.its only in SL they get education and then bleed the patients

    citizen Monday, 01 January 2018 04:55 AM

    PUMS are you aware that the last state MBBS batch got internship when their MBBS Psychiatry (1/5 part of Final) was cancelled by the SLMC deans as substandard Rajarata did not have it. So all state MBBS were equated to Rajarata. SAITM verdict of internship must be given

    observer Monday, 01 January 2018 06:58 AM

    This PUMS joker must be sued for defamation of SAITM before he dies of starvation trying to destroy others. What right has he to defame SLMC also

    MP Monday, 01 January 2018 08:01 AM


    Demo C Monday, 01 January 2018 09:44 AM

    Selfish people out of jealousy want to kill themselves to stop other's children getting educated. They may even have better A-level results than there's just lucky to pass z score for the district.

    Ashoka Tuesday, 02 January 2018 12:25 PM

    Do you want Carlo back to politicalise SLMC?

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