Friday, July 22, 2016

Malabe SAITM Semi-govt enterprise

Malabe SAITM Semi-govt. enterprise  South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) – Malabe Medical College
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. 

According to 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 public-private partnership.

The agreement reached during the meeting had been conveyed to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday, the sources said.


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).