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* Sri Lanka medical students to protest against new Medical Council president
Wed, Jan 4, 2012, 09:57 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 04,Colombo: The Convener of Sri Lanka Medical Faculty Students' Action Committee medical student Nilan Fernando says that protest demonstrations will be held in the upcoming days against the appointment of Prof. Carlo Fonseka as the President of Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC).

The student leader argued that the appointment of Prof. Fonseka ignoring protests of many organizations is questionable when legalizing the Private Medical College of Malabe has become a controversial issue.

He said the appointment is under political influence and urged the government to appoint an independent person to preside SLMC which is an independent body.

Veteran academic and political activist Prof. Carlo Fonseka assumed duty as the new Chairman of SLMC on Monday.

Medical Faculty Students' Action Committee further said that the students of all medical faculties would be summoned to protest the appointment of Prof. Carlo Fonseka.

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