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SAITM issue: President to discuss with stakeholders


President Maithripala Sirisena will summon all stakeholders involved in the SAITM Medical College issue for a decisive discussion to resolve the crisis, Minister Mahinda Amaraweera told the Parliament.

He said the President would summon the Higher Education Minister, Health Minister and other stakeholders for a meeting within a few days. “It is the duty of those who oppose SAITM to stop their protests and resolve the issue through dialogue” the Minister said.

The minister said there is a potion of poor children studying in SAITM and they should be allowed to study and become doctors. He added that it was essential to rectify the shortcomings in the process that was followed in establishing the Malabe Medical College.

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