The illegal SAITM private medical school cannot be abolished his government would not abolish it said the Minister of Higher Education Lakshman Kiriella in Parliament today (7th).
He said this in response to a question raised under Standing Orders 23/2 by the Chief Whip of the Opposition and Leader of the JVP Anura Dissanayaka drawing the attention of the Parliament to the uncertain state that has arisen among students due to repressive situation developing in universities.
JVP Parliamentarians have on several occasions pointed out in Parliament that SAITM private medical school at Malabe has begun illegally as a BOI project by forwarding false information and it should be abolished.
Sri Lanka Medical Council, doctors’ associations and students’ unions have on a number of occasions stated that SAITM is an illegal institution and had asked people not to get registered for its courses.
Sri Lanka Medical Council published advertisements too stating it would not be responsible for those who register in the institution.