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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

SAITM has over taken all other issues in Sri Lanka!

By S.H.Moulana

You refer to any newspapers in Sri Lanka you will note that SAITM issue dominates the news except for few jealous medical professionals and politicized university students all other the right thinking people are all for this private institution which is ragging free, protest free and with disciplined students, who are keen to study because of their parents hard earned money is involved.

The side effects of these continued protest for this private university is going to hamper government’s drive to invite foreign investors to Sri Lanka. They are bound to think of the continued protests on public road creating chaos to otherwise smooth flow of transport is not a suitable condition for any kind of business.

Uncertainty in the country is the biggest minus point for an investor. We hope that the medical professions and the politicized university student will realize the fact of the damage they are causing to the country and its economy.
I would like to share with the readers of something I received from a doctor friend of mine of course in a lighter vein:
The Sri Lankan Medical Association having weighed the Court's ruling on the SAITM issue with all concerned, finally had decided that this is what they have to say...

The Allergists voted to scratch it, but the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves.

The Gastroenterology had a sort of a gut feeling about it, but the neurologists thought the Government had a lot of nerve.

The Obstetricians felt they were all laboring under a misconception.

Ophthalmologists considered the idea short-sighted.

Pathologists yelled, "Over my dead body!" while the Pediatricians said, "Oh, Grow up!"

The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while the Radiologists could see right through it.

The Surgeons were fed up with the cuts and decided to wash their hands of the whole thing.

The ENT specialists didn't swallow it, and just wouldn't hear of it.

The Pharmacologists thought it was a bitter pill to swallow, and the Plastic Surgeons said, "This puts a whole new face on the matter...."

The Anesthetists thought the whole idea was a gas, but the Cardiologists didn't have the heart to say no.

The Podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but the Urologists were pissed off at the whole idea.

The Gynecologists were keen on doing an ultrasound scan but were shouted down by the rest!

The Dentists decided to keep mum and clamped shut.

May sanity prevail!

- Asian Tribune –

Tear gas, water cannons, the police and angry students: all caused by issues surrounding a medical degree.
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