Petitions filed by Private Medical College students taken up

Petitions filed by Private Medical College students taken up

Petitions filed by Private Medical College students taken up

Written by Staff Writer

05 Jul, 2016 | 10:58 pm

The Fundamental Rights petition filed at the Supreme Court and three other petitions filed at the Court of Appeal by students of the Private Medical College in Malabe were taken up today.

The Fundamental Rights petition was taken up before Chief Justice K. Sri Pavan and Justice Anil Gunarathne. The petitioners had sought the intervention of court to do away with the legal obstacles preventing them from commencing their careers as medical professionals in Sri Lanka.

The petitioners had also requested that the Malabe Private Medical College be accepted by the Sri Lanka Medical Council and their service rosters be changed accordingly so that they may engage in the profession.

The court ordered the Attorney General to seek the views of the Sri Lanka Medical Council and submit a report to courts.

Court ordered that the report be represented on September 22.  A graduate from the Malabe Private Medical College , P.K Malshani Sooriyarachchi had filed two writ petitions with the court of appeal.

The petition noted that the Sri Lanka Medical Council had refused to register her as doctor in Sri Lanka. In her petition, she requested a writ be issued nullifying the decision adopted by Sri Lanka Medical Council. Court set August 2 for the presenting of facts in this regard.

 

In the meantime a silent protest was held in close proximity to the Courts Complex at Hultsdorf by the Student Actvities Committee of the Medical Faculty against the sanctioning of the Malabe Medical College

The protestors wore black bands around their mouths and held palcards as a mark of protest.

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