Jun 27, 2017

SAITM chairman to have crucial meeting with president Featured

Dr. Neville Fernando, chairman of SAITM, the private medical college at Malabe, is due to meet president Maithripala Sirisena today (27).

Fernando says the president’s attention will be brought mainly to the decision to halt SAITM degrees, which has adversely affected its students.

According to him, certain members of the GMOA are involved in a racket to send students for medical education overseas, and they are behind the attempts against SAITM.

GMOA too, to raise issues with president

Meanwhile, the GMOA says its executive committee has decided to raise with the president the statement issued by his office with regard to the private medical college at Malabe.

Its spokesman Dr. Samantha Ananda cites disparities in the statement, signed by the secretary to the president and issued two days ago, with the proposals made at their meeting with the president.

Meanwhile, health minister Rajitha Senaratne says the government stand with regard to SAITM will be announced through a joint paper by the health and higher education ministries that will be submitted to the cabinet today.