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The South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) is continuing to enroll students for the new academic year, SAITM Registrar Husni Hussain said yesterday.

She told Daily Mirror that SAITM had not still received any directives from the Government asking it to suspend student enrollments.

“We have been enrolling new students as usual soon after the Advanced Level (A/L) results were released and SAITM is functioning without a hitch,” Ms. Hussain said.

She said the students were attending lectures and clinical practice and added that it was the State universities which were not functioning properly.

“Several discussions and a court case are ongoing on the SAITM issue. We are awaiting a final ruling,” Ms. Hussain said.

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) has also pointed out that SAITM was enrolling students for the new academic year by violating the government’s ruling on the private medical college announced by the presidential secretariat. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)


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  • AjithZ Friday, 19 May 2017 06:27 AM

    Go ahead as long as you have not been asked by the law to stop. Its your right.

    NIM Friday, 19 May 2017 06:55 AM

    No govt. ruling, but only the deceptive deans trap proposal to dump ERPM 10% pass rate on SAITM to fail them. SAITM should not accept post MBBS demean exams. not in agreement with legal UGC approval for locals. Legal steps, incorporating training only for students. GMOA strikes on 22nd for AP and 31st for SLMC

    Banda Friday, 19 May 2017 06:55 AM

    Good let state university thugs rot in streets and who understands the true value of education study via DM Android App

    ANTON Friday, 19 May 2017 07:05 AM

    WELL SAID , KEEP GOING, MAJORITY OF SRILANKANS ARE WITH YOU...... IN FUTURE WE NEED STRIKE FREE HOSPITALS WITH WELL BEHAVED DECENT DOCTORS.

    ANTON Friday, 19 May 2017 07:07 AM

    CARRY ON...... THERE IS NO RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AL BIO SCIENCE MARKS LEVEL AND RECOGNIZED MBBS DEGREE

    BUSHEL Friday, 19 May 2017 07:20 AM

    Government only made a request. Better to get enrole now cz at the end all will be absorbed to the profession.

    Sri Lankan Patient Friday, 19 May 2017 07:32 AM

    GMOA is violating our rights by conducting strikes instead of treating them though drawing all their financial benefits and doing private practice too!!!

    Appu Friday, 19 May 2017 07:49 AM

    Has GMOA listen to any govt instruction or even court ruling This was a mere request only not an order. There is a sad truth about SAITM registar which is state uni are the ones not functioning via DM Android App

    SAITM Friday, 19 May 2017 08:05 AM

    DO NOT GIVE UP THE FIGHT - CARRY ON AND MAKE SAITM TO ACHIEVE A STANDARD OF EDUCATION FAR SUPERIOR THAN ARE FREE EDUCATION UNIVERSITIES.

    ceylon Friday, 19 May 2017 08:46 AM

    jelousy thugs are destroying education.these traitors must punish sooner to save the education. via DM Android App

    sam Friday, 19 May 2017 09:18 AM

    These GMOA thus are working not for their agenda but for someone else. If they had spent money for their studies they wouldnt do this. This yahapalanaya is not strong enough to control them. via DM iOS App

    lkboy Friday, 19 May 2017 09:29 AM

    Government says one. SAITM does another.

    Perumal Friday, 19 May 2017 09:49 AM

    Please do not blame GOMA, it is a good fertilizer.

    Ranga Friday, 19 May 2017 10:40 AM

    There is no reason what so ever to stop enrollment of students to SAITM. Why SAITM have to satisfy GMOA and Deans, who are demanding that.They are craving for the pound of flesh like SHYLOCK.Let nincompoops boycott classes and go on protest marches with IUSF-JVP/FSP- backed Killers.

    Shelly. Friday, 19 May 2017 06:52 PM

    What if one fine day SAITM docs and GMOA docs get together for a non stop strike .. asking a future Govt to go home to make way MR to take over. via DM Android App

    onlooker Saturday, 20 May 2017 03:34 PM

    We need discipline before we can discipline others. Leadership qualities rare and governing ability even rarer. Have to look beyond next election to uplift a nation.


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