Sri Lanka medical students returns to academic activities after protesting for nearly a year over SAITM

Sri Lanka’s medical students at state universities will resume academic activities today after boycotting classes for eleven months over the SAITM (South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine) issue.

The convener of the Medical Faculty Students Action Committee Ryan Jayalath said the students of medical faculties at state universities will attend lectures today.

The medical students at all the universities island wide have been boycotting classes since January 01 this year demanding the abolition of the SAITM.

The students have decided to resume studies after the government assured that the medical faculty of SAITM will be abolished.

The government as a resolution to the controversial has decided to abolish the institute. All assets and liabilities of the institute as well as students will be taken over by a new non-state and not-for-profit entity upon agreement of current shareholders, financial institutions that have lent money and the new entity.

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