The Court of Appeal directed today (31st) that students who pass out of the SAITM private medical school at Malabe should be registered as professionals of the Sri Lanka Medical Council.
The direction was given after a writ petition filed by two students who had studied at SAITM degree selling private medical school at Malabe was inquired today. Appeal Court Judges Vijith Malalgoda and S. Thurairaja heard the petition.
Sri Lanka Medical Council, the Minister of Higher education, the Secretary to the Ministry of Higher Education had been named as respondents.
Meanwhile, a silent agitation demanding the authorities to immediately abolish SAITM degree selling private medical school at Malabe was held opposite Courts Complex at Hultsdorf today organized by the Centre Against Private Medical Colleges. They have organized another protest action opposite the National Hospital in Colombo today afternoon.
The Minister of Higher Education Lakshman Kiriella made an indication in Parliament recently regarding the decision given in Court today. The Minister said all should honour the decision that would be given today.