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The SAITM issue, which has already come to the attention of the medical authorities in countries like the UK and Australia, should be resolved in a just and reasonable manner without further delay, former president MP Mahinda Rajapaksa said today.

In a statement, he said the government finally announced that the SAITM medical degree will be abolished.

“However, the parties concern complain that this pledge is not being implemented. The government should ensure that there is no further disruption of medical education with university students taking to the streets and medical officers forced into taking trade union action on account of this disputed medical degree course,” he said.

He said the medical education in the country has been at a complete standstill since 2016.

“In a situation where the students who qualified to enter the medical faculties in 2016 have not yet commenced their courses, the students who passed the A/L examination in 2017 will also be awaiting entry into the medical faculties. Since clinical practice is mandatory in addition to lectures, medical faculties have difficulties in taking in a new batch without the previous one going on to the next stage,” Mr. Rajapaksa said.

He further said the continuation of this dispute over standards and accreditation in medical education could also place the international status of all Sri Lankan medical degrees at risk.

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  • raj Wednesday, 27 December 2017 05:16 PM

    the person who created this problem now wants others to solve it ASAP.

    Patient Thursday, 28 December 2017 07:29 AM

    Where was he all this time? When his stooges appear to be giving up the matter, he has suddenly taken an interest!!!

    Rasheed Thursday, 28 December 2017 12:00 PM

    Yes, he created it, but he could have solved in a minute if he had been on power.

    WHAT IS YOUR STAND ? Thursday, 28 December 2017 12:32 PM

    Pray - what do you suggest - do not sit on the fence you coward - express your stand on this issue

    rahnayusry_83@yahoo.ca Wednesday, 27 December 2017 05:44 PM

    Pay up what you stole without delay

    karthik Wednesday, 27 December 2017 05:47 PM

    Yes Sir- We know that you create all sorts of problems in the country when you are in power and you try to solve those problems when when you are not in power. So you politicians play the same game and our people have become mere spectators.

    Premachanddra Wednesday, 27 December 2017 07:16 PM

    Now it is high time to have public private partnership medical education in sri lanka while maintaining the proper standards of medical education..

    Ranjit Wednesday, 27 December 2017 08:20 PM

    SAITM is your 'Baby' and GMOA is your 'mouth piece'.

    Ram Perera Wednesday, 27 December 2017 09:02 PM

    Private medical education is a necessity in Sri Lanka. GOSL must pay the rules. In my mind a common exam for all Medical Colleges will satisfy all without any discrimination

    liyanage Thursday, 28 December 2017 08:48 AM

    that is a very good suggestion for those who question the standards for personal reasons.This common exam should be set and corrected by members from the faculty of both govt. and private medical colleges.actualy soemthing similar is already practised in some colleges in India where both private and govt. collegs come under the purview of the same govt. University

    ravin Thursday, 28 December 2017 07:23 AM

    creator of most of the problems is trying to be a survivor of them.-LOL

    BV Thursday, 28 December 2017 07:51 AM

    Who gave approval for creation of Satim ?Who presented the Gazette notification in parliament?Who awarded scholarships to students to enter Satim .You could fool the fools.But the majority are not going to be fooled.

    alex Thursday, 28 December 2017 08:49 AM

    you stop funding the GMOA strikes and all problems would be solved

    sundar Thursday, 28 December 2017 08:51 AM

    this is what you call pinching the baby and rocking the cradle

    KOLA KOTIYA Thursday, 28 December 2017 09:23 AM

    IS HE TALKING FROM THE MOUTH OR ELSE WHEARE

    Lasantha de Silva Thursday, 28 December 2017 09:31 AM

    Send in the White Vans

    fouzi Thursday, 28 December 2017 09:42 AM

    MR tears or crocodile tears ??? He started SAITM, offered scholarships and now bankrupt politics .


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