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Fast unto death called off

The fast unto death launched by Medical Faculty Students’ Parents Association near the University Grants Commission (UGC) premises at Ward place, Colombo 7, was called off yesterday evening, following a discussion with Deputy Minister Harsha de Silva. Here, a member of the MFSPA announcing the decision to end the protest to a crowd gathered in front of the stage where the protest was held. Picture by Rukmal Gamage
The fast unto death launched by Medical Faculty Students’ Parents Association near the University Grants Commission (UGC) premises at Ward place, Colombo 7, was called off yesterday evening, following a discussion with Deputy Minister Harsha de Silva. Her

The Government Medical Faculty Students’ Parents Association yesterday called off the fast unto death campaign over the SAITM issue following discussions held with the Special Committee appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena.

The Committee is chaired by Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva, which is to implement the recommendations of the committee previously appointed on the SAITM issue and to consider other issues which have been highlighted.

The Medical Faculty Students’ Parents’ Association started the fast unto death on November 6 claiming that the government’s proposals to solve the SAITM issue to be unacceptable.


 

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Good news. Healing profession cannot promote suicide. ACADEMIC ISSUES surfacing from wide group of stakeholders must include those of SAITM Dean, position of staff and students in an approved legal framework shifting to new legal framework in which SAITM legally gets internship training to completion of their already govt. approved course, so as to avoid further litigation. SAITM can be abolished AFTER this procedure is complete and students have received justice. They should also do the framework to establish future medical schools like Manipal, who will only produce doctors in another 6-8 years time. SAITM is different as it has already produced MBBS who urgently need internship. State medics urgently need to get back on course like their parents. Traffic jam goals against citizens must be suspended for a year till sanity returns to stabilize this nation which has so much under utilized and obstructed potential..

Oh what a shame an how disappointing!!!! They should not have called off the fast but continued until one or two of them died so that other fools will get the message very clearly that fasting unto death is only a threat and the government should not cow down to these elements who try to dictate terms

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