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Monday, 18 January 2016 - 13:49
SAITM Students Withdraw Contempt Of Court Case Against Health Ministry
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A contempt of court case filed against Health Ministry and the Secretary to the Ministry was withdrawn today by the petitioners.

On November 26, 2015, five SAITM students filed a contempt of court case against Health Ministry and Health Ministry Secretary Anura Jayawickrama with the Supreme Court.

The students, through their petition, said that the Health Ministry gave an undertaking in 2014 to facilitate necessary clinical practices for them in a government hospital. This undertaking was given when a Fundamental Rights petition filed by the five students was considered by the Supreme Court. However, nothing has been done to carry out this undertaking, the students claimed through the petition.

Considering this application, the Supreme Court bench comprising of Justice Chandra Ekanayake, Justice Sisira de Abrew and Justice Eva Wanasundera allowed for the withdrawal of the petition.

When the case was taken up today, the petitioners informed the Supreme Court that the government has taken steps to give clinical practices at Avissawella Base Hospital and Kaduwela MOH. Therefore, the petitioners requested permission to withdraw the case.

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