A fast un to death is commenced today(6) by the Medical Faculty Students’ Parents Association demanding the closure of SAITM, the private medical college.
Being the pioneer of Anti SAITM Struggle the Inter University Students’ Federation (IUSF), Left parties including FLSP & JVP and other organizations pledged support to the fast un to death. Lahiru Weerasekara Convener of IUSF said that the forces who are in a collective struggle to stop privatization of education and health, have not accepted solutions proposed by the government regarding SATIM issue. Although ministers cry out for the protection of SAITM, the government had failed to provide a satisfactory response to them.
Heating the struggle demanding the closure of the private medical college, the Medical Faculty Students’ Action Committee commenced a Satyagraha in front of National Hospital,Colombo on November 1st. The Convener, Ryan Jayalath stated that the Satyagraha will be held throughout the day and a series of similar Satyagraha will be operated on District basis. The Satyagraha series was held supporting the deadly hunger strike launched by Medical Faculty Students’ Parents Association today(6).