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* Sri Lanka doctors' strike against private medical college postponed
Wed, Sep 7, 2011, 09:05 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 07, Colombo: The strike planned by the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) for today against government's decision to recognized the private medical college in Malabe has reportedly been postponed.

Sri Lanka state-owned The Dimamina newspaper reported that GMOA called off the strike planned for today by a week.

Quoting the secretary of GMOA Chandika Epitakaduwa, the newspaper reported that the GMOA came to this decision after a discussion with the Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena.

However, other newspapers reported that the strike would go on and a special meeting of the central committee of the GMOA would meet today 12 noon to discuss the future trade union action.

The doctors' union had planned to strike work today for four hours in the morning to protest the government decision to recognize the Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine () in Malabe and permit to offer MBBS degrees from there.

GMOA says the medical college should not have legal recognition since it is a branch of a Russian university and demands the gazette notification recognizing the medical college to be revoked.

However, the Minister of Higher Education S.B. Dissanayake has told media that the higher education institute will continue to function despite the union's threat.

The Minister has said SAITM is the first private medical university in Sri Lanka and it is a legally functioning, accredited institution.

The Medical faculty of SAITM is actually the Sri Lankan Campus of Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy of the Russian Federation and is a foreign institution although most of the academic staff is from Sri Lankan universities.



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