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Higher Education and Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella said the government had requested the South Asia Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) to stop the admissions of fresh batches of students until the policy decisions regarding it and private medical education were implemented

He said the request was made by the Ministry through the University Grants Commission (UGC).“We hope SAITM will respond to positively to this,” he said.

The government has decided to list SAITM and any other private organization involved in medical education on Colombo Stock Exchange. Additionally, it has been decided to appoint an administration board to maintain standards in medical education. The government had also taken a decision to take over the Neville Fernando Hospital, and to increase scholarship slots at these institutions.

He said the government should speed up work with regards to the takeover of this hospital. He said this should take place within the next couple of months.


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  • Sambo Monday, 15 May 2017 09:25 AM

    You are one f the biggest GERMS in the parliament......

    2 Months ( Couple ) Monday, 15 May 2017 09:34 AM

    Couple means 2 - So by 15 July 2017 all problems solved and no strike.. Hope for the best - GMOA/Patients be Happy only 2 months as per the article above.

    SHAME Monday, 15 May 2017 09:43 AM

    SHAME ON YOU - a case for fundamental right's - why only for -- " policy decisions regarding it and private medical education were implemented " - some one should take him to court.

    bushel Monday, 15 May 2017 10:22 AM

    *SET THE MINIMUM STANDARD FOR 3 A/L. * CLOSE DOWN slmc*ANY WAY THE HOSPITAL WILL BE ACQUIRED BY THE LENDERS WHO FUNDED. NO NEED FOR TAX PAYER TO BARE THE COST.*

    predictor Monday, 15 May 2017 10:28 AM

    Again wasting of tax payers money by government. real face of so called good governance. via DM Android App

    ceylon Monday, 15 May 2017 11:55 AM

    there is no quality and no rule of law.srilanka and the hell are very same.law quality rulers and law quality people. via DM Android App

    kevin Monday, 15 May 2017 04:55 PM

    Can you first of all repair roads in kandy? Even three wheelers cant go now


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