SLMC to appeal court verdict on SAITM

SLMC to appeal court verdict on SAITM

February 17, 2017   05:45 pm

- By Yusuf Ariff

Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) has decided to appeal against the ruling of the Appeals Court regarding the private medical college in Malabe. 

SLMC chairman Prof. Carlo Fonseka said that the members of the medical council convened today and decided to submit an application to the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka within the next 42 days. 

The Court of Appeal on January 31 ruled that the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) is legally eligible to issue medical degrees to the students. 

The court also directed the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) to give provisional registration to medical students passing out from SAITM. 

The verdict was announced when the Writ Petition filed seeking an order questioning the decision of the SLMC on the SAITM, was taken up for hearing before a bench headed by Justice Vijith Malalgoda.  

The petition had been filed by an MBBS undergraduate as the SLMC refused to register a batch of medical students who had passed out from the SAITM last year. 

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