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President to announce govt stand on SAITM on Monday

President Maithripala Sirisena would reveal the government’s position on the SAITM (South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine) issue on Monday, Higher Education and Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella told Parliament yesterday.   Answering a question raised by MEP and Joint Opposition Parliament Group leader Dinesh Gunawardena, Minister Kirielle said the government …

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No decision to raise fuel prices

Minister of Petroleum Resource Development Arjuna Ranatunga stated that the government has not made a decision to raise fuel prices within the country. The Minister of Petroleum Resource Development made this statement while responding to a question that was raised during parliamentary sessions yesterday. “The fuel prices within Sri Lanka …

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Kelaniya University reopens

The Kelaniya University, which was closed indefinitely on Thursday following clashes between two student factions, was re-opened yesterday.   The “Vidya 2017” exhibition, which was at the centre of the controversy and led to the clashes, will resume today and continue till October 9.   Eight students were injured in …

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Kelaniya University temporarily closed

All faculties of the Kelaniya University except the Medical Faculty have been temporarily closed from today until further notice following a brawl that erupted between two groups of students. Accordingly, the University authorities have called students of all faculties other than the Medical Faculty to leave the University premises and …

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Grade five scholarship exam resulted out

The results of the 2017 Grade 5 Scholarship Examination have been released online, the Department of Examinations said. The results can be viewed via the department’s website – www.doenets.lk  The examinations was conducted at 3,014 examination centers across the island on August 20, 2017. A total of 356,728 applicants had sat …

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Medical Faculty deans to discuss transferring SAITM to SLIIT

The deans of eight medical faculties are to meet today (28) at the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) to explore the feasibility of transferring the ownership of the South Asia Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) to Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) based on the restructuring module recommended …

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Docs threaten TU action over move to sideline SLMC

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday warned it would resort to trade union action if the government tried to sideline the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) and legalise Minimum Standards for Medical Education (MSME).   GMOA Secretary Dr Haritha Aluthge, addressing the media at the union’s office in Colombo, …

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SAITAM suspended its new admission

Admission of new medical students to the SAITAM private medical college  temporarily suspended due to several reasons. The main one was that British Medical Council has announced that they will not recognised its degree.

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