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* Sri Lanka to open second private medical college in Kandy
Tue, Mar 18, 2014, 07:27 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 18, Colombo: Higher Education Minister of Sri Lanka S.B. Dissanayake has said that the country's second private medical college will be opened in the central hill capital of Kandy.

He told the media that the initial plans for the project were being formulated by several retired academics and professors of the Peradeniya University.

The Ministry has already made the decision and the second private medical college will commence once the problems related to the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine are settled, the Minister has said.

The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA), Inter University Students' Federation and many other organizations have raised concerns on the standards of the controversial medical faculty of the South Asia Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM), known as the Malabe private medical college.

The Sri Lankan government has removed the condition of approval of the Sri Lanka Medical Council for the degrees offered by the private medical colleges.

The Minister added that also a land in Katunayake has been identified for the Bangalore Medical College of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.

According to Dissanayake, the government will proceed with the private medical colleges regardless of the objections raised by various quarters.

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