Grenade attack won’t weaken our resolve: SLMC

Published : 8:01 am  May 19, 2017 | No comments so far |  | 


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By Kalathma Jayawardhane   
Referring to Friday’s grenade attack on the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) office, its Chairman Carlo Fonseka said yesterday such threats would not prevent the SLMC from carrying out its duties.  DM_20170519_A001-9


“The SLMC is an independent institution. We are not afraid of these threats. We have faced several attacks before,” he told a news conference.  

Prof. Fonseka said SLMC was mandated to formulate, maintain and safeguard the quality standards in medical education and maintaining discipline among doctors.   Referring to the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) in Malabe, he said it was clear that there were several legal issues connected to SAITM and added that the government was gradually moving towards the stance held by the SLMC on the SAITM controversy.  

Prof. Fonseka said the grenade attack had not been properly investigated yet.