SAITM ready to toe the official line subject to SC decision

The South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) yesterday acknowledged and provided the following views regarding the government’s policy decisions to improve standards of medical education, in Sri Lanka subject to the Supreme Court proceedings on the case filed by Sri Lanka Medical Council:

  "The Management of SAITM will be co-operating with the policy decisions presented by the Government and the suggestions made by President Maithripala Sirisena. Primarily among these is the recommendation to broad-base the institute’s ownership by listing it on the Colombo Stock Exchange.

"Regarding the suggestion to suspend the enrolment of new students, SAITM is willing to co-operate with the Government in order to facilitate the implementation of the said proposals expeditiously, subject to the outcome of the case pending in the Supreme Court.

"The Chairman and management is confident that the Government will at all times protect the freedom for education in the country.

 "SAITM will extend its fullest support to the Government’s efforts in maintaining quality and standards in medical education in Sri Lanka, across all medical faculties, state and non-state, sans discrimination."

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