SAITM medical degree is lawful – Appellate Court
Posted on January 31st, 2017

Courtesy Adaderana

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

The Appellate Court has also directed the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) to give provisional registration to medical students passing out from SAITM, Ada Derana reporter said.

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.

The Ministry of Health had earlier also given an undertaking to the Supreme Court to provide clinical training to the students of the private medical college at the Avissawella Base Hospital and the Kaduwela MOH.

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2 Responses to “SAITM medical degree is lawful – Appellate Court”

  1. Dilrook Says:

    The correct decision. There is no way the court could have given any other decision.

    It is good for the country. Patients to a doctor ratio is very bad for Sri Lanka and it must be reduced my all means. State has been unable to expand medical education. Private sector must be encouraged to do more. Doctors may once again hold patients to ransom and strike against the decision. That should not intimidate the court.

    Only JVP and NFF are against it.

  2. Christie Says:

    Thanks Dilrook. At least more opportunities are available for Sinhala kids. Indian colonial parasites go to India or other Indian colonies like Mauritius, South Africa or UK etc.

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