Sri Lanka announces minimum qualifications for medical education

The government has announced the minimum educational qualifications for admission to medical education in Sri Lankan Universities.

The cabinet of ministers have agreed to prescribe the Minimum Qualification to study medicine in a university as two credit passes and one simple pass in the science stream of the GCE (Advanced Level) exam.

The two credit passes and a simple pass should be in one sitting for the subjects Chemistry, Physics and Biology.

Relevant parties including Sri Lanka Medical Council and University Grants Commission have agreed to the standards.

It was also decided to publish above matter in gazette as regulations under Medical Ordnance.

The cabinet has given approval to a proposal presented by Health, Nutrition and Indigenes Minister (Dr.) Rajitha Senaratne prescribe minimum qualifications for medical education.

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