GMOA and JVP to hold discussions on SAITM

GMOA and JVP to hold discussions on SAITM

February 5, 2017   10:25 am

- By Binoy Suriyaarachchi

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) is scheduled to hold a discussion with the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) on Monday.


The meeting will be held as a step towards briefing political parties on the present situation with regard to the private medical college in Malabe (SAITM), GMOA media spokesman Dr. Naveen de Soyza said.


The GMOA has also held a discussion with representatives of the Joint Opposition, which consists of dissident UPFA parliamentarians in this regard on Saturday.


Several MPs representing the Joint Opposition including former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had also participated in the meeting. The GMOA had too staged a four-hour token strike on Friday (3) at government hospitals across the country over the arrest of university students protesting against SAITM.


The South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) is legally eligible to issue medical degrees, the Court of Appeal has ruled. The Appellate Court has also directed the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) to give provisional registration to medical students passing out from SAITM.

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