Harsha’s Committee decides to handover SAITM to SLIIT: GMOA

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members allegedly forced to vote in favour of decision

 

By Thilanka Kanakarathna 

The Presidential Committee reviewing the SAITM issue has unanimously decided to hand over SAITM to the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT), the GMOA said yesterday. 

General Secretary Haritha Aluthge said the GMOA took part in the third committee meeting held on Monday as an observer and the committee members unanimously voted in favour of the decision.   

Dr. Aluthge said Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne for the first time had participated in the meeting, and had allegedly forced the members to vote in favour of the decision.   


He said the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC), University Grants Commission (UGC), Deans of the Medical Faculties and Vice Chancellors had voted in favour of the decision.   


Following the committee’s decision, he said the SAITM controversy which has subsided for to extent may be aggravated further.   


He also said that the GMOA would participate in future committee meetings and oppose the parties that support this decision.   


However, the committee’s Chairman, Deputy Minister Harsha De Silva did not confirm the GMOA’s statement but said they would be informed of any decision taken by the committee at a news conference to be held soon.    

 

The Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC), University Grants Commission (UGC), Deans of the Medical Faculties and Vice Chancellors had voted in favour of the decision.   Following the committee’s decision, he said the SAITM controversy which has subsided for to extent may be aggravated further

 

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