SAITM graduates permitted to register with the Medical Council

SAITM graduates permitted to register with the Medical Council

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The Appeals Court today ruled that students who complete the Medical Degree at the Malambe Private Medical College face no obstacles in registering with the Sri Lanka Medical Council.

The Appeals Court gave this ruling in relation to a writ petition filed by an MBBS undergraduate as the SLMC refused to register a batch of medical students who had passed out from the SAITM last year.

The ruling was announced by Appeal Court judges Vijith Malalgoda and S. Thureiraja. Accordingly The Court declared that the student concerned enjoyed the right for registration with Sri Lanka Medical Council. The Appeals Court emphasized that according to the University Grants Commission Act the High Education Ministry had the right to award Degrees of a certain Education Institute. The Court ruling further said that under such circumstances, the Sri Lanka Medical Council had no right to go beyond this power.

The Appeals Court said that the Sri Lanka Medical Council had no authority to refrain from registering the related petitioner and abstaining from such registration violates the provisions of this Medical Act.