Supreme Court affirms CA judgment ordering SLMC to register SAITM student
Posted on September 21st, 2018

by Chitra Weerarathne Courtesy The Island

The Supreme Court yesterday affirmed the Court of Appeal judgment of January 31, 2017 and ordered the Sri Lanka Medical Council to Register as a Medical Officer of the state, petitioner Dilmi Sooriyarachchi, a medical graduate of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) under Section 29/c of the Medical Ordinance. The Supreme Court ordered the Sri Lanka Medical Council to pay Rs. 100,000 as compensation to the petitioner.

The Court of Appeal judgment of January 31, 2017, said that there was no legal impediment to registering the petitioner as a Medical Officer of the state, under Section 29/C Medical Ordinance, graduate of the Sri Lanka Institute of Technology and Medicine.

The Appeal filed by the Sri Lanka Medical Council against the Court of Appeal judgment of January 31, 2017 was dismissed.Faiz Musthapha P.C. appeared with Faizar Mustapha Markar for the Sri Lanka Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM).

Romesh de Silva P.C. appeared with Sugath Caldera for the petition. Manohara de Silva P.C. appeared for the Sri Lanka Medical Council. Gamini Marapana PC appeared with Navin Marapana for the Government Medical Officers’ Association.

The judgement was by Justice Prasanna Jayawardena with Justice Eva Wanasundera and Justice Nalin Perera agreeing.

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