Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan minister blames government medical doctors for curtailing of allied health science
Mon, Jan 20, 2014, 01:17 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 20, Colombo: A Sri Lankan minister has blamed the powerful doctors' union, the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) for reducing the duration of the four-year allied health science course to three years.

Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake in response to the protests by students of the Allied Health Science Faculty of the University of Peradeniya over the curtailing of their course period has said the four year course was curtailed to three years due to opposition raised by the GMOA.

He suggested that the students to carry out their protests outside the residences of GMOA officials and not outside the University.

The University authorities had closed the Allied Health Science Faculty since January 13th after the undergraduates had kept away from attending lectures due to the sathyagraha against the curtailing of their course period.

Head of the Allied Health Science Faculty Students' Association, Rajitha Prasad has said that they would continue with the protest until the authorities address their issue.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
U.S. FY 2018 budget requests $ 2.88 million to support Sri Lanka's demining and border control programs
-- [2 hours ago]
Rule of Law will be strictly implemented against persons cresting conflict in the country - Minister
-- [6 hours ago]
Prime Minister asks all party leaders to reach consensus on Local Government elections
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President condemns Manchester suicide attack
-- [7 hours ago]
Measures taken to alleviate teacher shortage, Education Minister says
-- [7 hours ago]
PATA Annual Summit 2017 welcomes over 400 delegates to Sri Lanka
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Prime Minister calls on youth to play a greater role in reconciliation for country's development
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President leaves for Australia on a state visit
-- [9 hours ago]
Earth mound collapses burying three people in Mawanella
President's visit to boost Australia - Sri Lanka Ties

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.