Saturday, July 26, 2014
5 students of Sri Lanka's South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine(SAITM Campus) have filed a petition in the Supreme Court requesting to grant them the opportunity to be trained in government hospitals.
The private university had no teaching hospital at its inception and later came into an agreement with the provincial health authorities to provide the clinical training to the medical students.
However, the health authorities have rejected to provide clinical training for the medical students of the private university.
The students petitioned the Supreme Court urging to issue an order to the relevant authorities to grant them opportunity to be trained in government hospitals.
Sri Lanka's Government Medical Officers' Association, student unions and the ultra-left political parties protest the private medical college. They argue that the Institute was incapable of offering medical degrees since it is not a recognized university due to low standards.South Asian Institute of Medicine is a private medical college located in Colombo district. Sri Lanka Medical Council has not endorsed it although the Minister of Higher Education S.B. Dissanayaka supports it.
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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Gayan Peiris New Media Secretary to Higher Education Ministry
Gayan Peiris has been appointed as the Media Secretary to Higher Education Ministry by Higher Education Minister SB Dissanayake.
He has completed his Masters in Mass Communication and Journalism at Manasa Gangotri Post Graduate College in India. He was graduated from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
Earlier Gayan Peiris has worked as the Press Officer to the Higher Education Ministry under late Mangala Janaka.
Lanka University News conveys warmest wishes & all the very best for him!
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The Mahapola scholarship will be increased from Rs. 2,500 to Rs. 5,000 from next year, Cooperative and Internal Trade Deputy Minister Hemal Gunasekara said.
He said around 12,000 students have been selected as recipients of the Mahapola Higher Education Scholarship for 2013/14.
May 8th this year,Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa answered questions on a Twitter Q&A posted by “Lanka University News” and said Government is seriously considering to increase it. Also President said that “These students will get a substantial increase. Studies indicate that there are about 10% of students who are most deserving of assistance”.
Also Higher Education minister S.B. Dissanayake said that the government was contemplating increasing the monthly Mahapola Scholarship grant from Rs. 2500 to Rs. 5000 as it had been found that the majority of the scholarship recipients could not manage with the present allowance.
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Sri Lanka major university students' union, Inter University Students' Federation (IUSF - ANTHARE) will hold a protest march today noon from Colombo Fort to the Ministry of Higher Education ward place. This is will create a huge traffic !
IUSF said that the march is organized by the Students' Union of the Rajarata University and with the support of other universities.
It is 226 Days for the Continuous Sathyagrahaya Campaign of Rajarata Campus Students.
The students demand the authorities to revoke the decision of the university authorities to suspend the studentship of 28 students. Rajarata campus students recently took the Vice Chancellor hostage to win this demand but the authorities refuse to be lenient to the students after the hostage drama.