SAITM condemns attack on SLMC memberAugust 19, 2012, 10:03 pm
The parent company of the private medical college at Malabe, the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (Pvt) Ltd., yesterday condemned the recent attack on a Sri Lanka Medical Council member, while being critical of the "few officials who run the GMOA" for holding patients to ransom.
Following is the full text of the statement issued by SAITM Chairman Dr Neville Fernando:
"It was greatly disconcerting to hear the attack on a SLMC member on the 16th of August 2012 and even more perplexing to hear the various attempts made by officials of the GMOA to link the incident due to the development in the Private Medical Education in Sri Lanka.
"As the only institute currently providing private medical education in Sri Lanka, the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (Pvt) Ltd. was extremely disturbed to hear such allegations trying to link the developments of private higher education with such acts of cowardice. Not only do we condemn such attacks and intimidation, we are also concerned about the turn of events which has led to the immediate accusations made by various GMOA officials.
"As an institution which is on the path towards providing equal access for higher education we acknowledge these types of allegations will come even in the future, by persons with vested interests in order to destroy the progress the higher education sector has made so far.
"While being critical against the few officials who run the GMOA for holding the sick and the disabled a victim of their demands, we hope that a speedy inquiry will be made into the attack to determine the culprits and that justice will prevail."
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