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MR govt. never approved SAITM: Gammanpila


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Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) General Secretary Udaya Gammanpila yesterday said even the former government headed by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa had never approved of the SAITM and it had functioned in an illegal manner since the past.

MP Gammanpila said he was against the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) from the very inception.

“It is an utter lie if anybody claims that the former president's government had approved of the SAITM. The former government only imposed several conditions on the SAITM and it failed to fulfil them,” he said.

He said many developed countries in the world had no private universities for medical education. He also claimed several countries including India, Nepal and Bangladesh have such universities and the health sector in those countries was in a crisis due to the low standards in medical education.

Meanwhile, he said his party would continue its struggle against SAITM until a reasonable solution was given.

“The government is in an attempt to solve this issue by suppressing university students. The government is also trying to cover up its weaknesses by using the judicial system of the country. The government should understand the fact that this issue cannot be solved through judiciary since this issue has been politicized,” he said. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

  Comments - 14

  • ananda Saturday, 01 July 2017 10:17 AM

    Only slogan available is SAITM. nothing else for these guys to bark around. via DM Android App

    ceylon Saturday, 01 July 2017 01:35 PM

    this is a real idiot. via DM Android App

    Raz Saturday, 01 July 2017 04:33 PM

    It is a utter waste of time posting comments on these fellows utterances via DM Android App

    Hubert Sunday, 02 July 2017 05:00 PM

    Only an Insane person can lie like this MR gave scholarships to SAITM

    AjithZ Sunday, 02 July 2017 05:27 PM

    Then why did MR gave scholarships worth hundreds of thousands Rupees? He should be taken to courts giving such scholarships to an illegal institution.

    Denis Mariasingam Sunday, 02 July 2017 05:57 PM

    Udaya gamanpila will never say any thing bad about the old regime because they are part of it.

    varunadhar Sunday, 02 July 2017 06:29 PM

    So, if it was not approved by the previous regime, why was it allowed to function for nearly eight (8) years under their rule? They should have closed it down when so called "conditions" were not met by SAITM. Utter joke...

    Martin Milton Sunday, 02 July 2017 06:41 PM

    Why on earth can this guy NOT keep his mouth shut unless he has something constructive to utter? Quite unnecessary and unwanted comments, which will never help anyone. MM

    Lal Sunday, 02 July 2017 06:51 PM

    What about scholarships given by MR for students to enter SAITM?

    B S Perera Sunday, 02 July 2017 07:08 PM

    "..................Mahinda Rajapaksa had never approved of the SAITM and it had functioned in an illegal manner since the past."Another instance of MR supporting an illegal activity.

    Lokka Sunday, 02 July 2017 07:16 PM

    SAITM was established in 2008 and\ had the backing of powerful ministers of MR's government. If it was illegal why didn't MR's regime abolish it? Mr. Gammanpila, by these double tongue talk you lose your credibility and your popularity./

    Jude Sunday, 02 July 2017 07:46 PM

    UG has NO Credibility and or Popularity

    VMS Monday, 03 July 2017 12:17 AM

    Gammanpila thinks we are stupid to belive him. Today the country in this situation because of the previous regime headed by MR and his bunch of crooks.

    Ram Monday, 03 July 2017 03:04 AM

    Gammanpila must See an ENT and an Eye Doctor to get his ears and eyes tested. He appear to be deaf and blind to what happened durin MR time

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