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A proposal to convert the
South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) in Malabe (Malabe
Private Medical College) into a semi-government enterprise was discussed during
a meeting between the government and
Deans of medical faculties of state universities.
Parliament sources, the Deans agreed with the proposal during the meeting with
Higher Education and Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella at the Parliamentary
Complex yesterday. Prof. Mohan de Silva of the University Grants Commission and
Deans of Medical Faculties of seven state universities attended the meeting. It
is learnt that the government would consider converting the SAITM, a semi
government enterprise and the Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital into a
The agreement reached during
the meeting had been conveyed to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday,
the sources said.
DailyNews Early reports says, Governments Doctors’ Association GMOA says President is considering nationalizing the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) – Malabe Medical College in future.
GMOA Met president Maitripala Sirisena yesterday (July 11).