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Friday, 30 June 2017 - 19:56
Summons issued on a group of anti SAITM parents
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The tenure of chairman of the Sri Lanka Medical Council Professor Carlo Fonseka will end today.

He has been in the post since 2012 and he was given a six months extension last December.

SLMC Registrar Professor Terrance Purasinghe said the health minister has the rights to appoint five members including its president to SLMC.

It comprises of 25 members.

He also said that the current vice chairman Professor Nilantha de Silva can function as the acting chairman.

Meanwhile parents of Medical Faculty student activists stated that they would submit explanations over the Court ruling that ordered the removal of an anti SAITM Sathyagraha hut in front of Fort Railway Station.

Vice chairman of the organization Dr. Sunimal Jayakody said therefore the Sathyagraha would continue despite the court order.

Meanwhile, the Magistrate ordered the removal of the anti SAITM Sathyagraha hut in front of Fort Railway Station after considering a motion filed by Fort Police and Railway Security yesterday.

They informed Courts that commuters will be disturbed by the anti-SAITM hut.

Later, Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayarathna issued summons on 6 parents of Medical faculty student activists to appear before Court on contempt of court on July 14th.

Meanwhile, the Joint Opposition states that the Government should find a permanent solution to the SAITM issue. MP Rohitha Abeygoonewardena stated this during a media conference held in Colombo today

 

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