Medical Faculty Students’ Parents Association is to commence a fast un to death today(6) demanding closure of the Malabe Private Medical College.
The government took several years to come up with an official statement regarding the SAITM issue. However the solution proposed by the government is rejected by the students, parents, university teachers as well as other organizations demanding the closure of SAITM. The Lankan student movement led by Inter University Student Federation, Medical Faculty Student Actiion Committee and the left parties including Front Line Socialist party, People’s Liberation Front and several mass movements have pledged support to the parents’ hunger strike.
Meanwhile the students of SAITM has requested President Maithripala Sirisena to provide an opportunity to present their views regarding the solutions put forward by the Government regarding the Malabe Private Medical College. In a letter addressed to the President they said that the government should enact the proposals promptly.