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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2702

SLMC to appeal court verdict on SAITM - President SLMC

Colombo, 18 February, (Asiantribune.Com):

Professor Carlo Fonseka, President of the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) said that the members of the SLMC convened today and decided to submit an application to the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka within the next 42 days to appeal against the ruling of the Appeal Court regarding the private medical college in Malabe.

On 31st January, 2017, the Court of Appeal ruled that the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) is legally eligible to issue medical degrees to the students.

The court also directed the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) to give provisional registration to medical students passing out from SAITM.

The verdict was announced when the Writ Petition filed seeking an order questioning the decision of the SLMC on the SAITM, was taken up for hearing before a bench headed by Justice Vijith Malalgoda.

The petition had been filed by an MBBS undergraduate as the SLMC refused to register a batch of medical students who had passed out from the SAITM last year.

- Asian Tribune

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