Posted on 09.30.2018 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
Commenting on the court decision on registration of a SAITM student in the medical council, Education Secretary Pubudu Jayagoda said that the court can not make decisions regarding professional qualifications.
Speaking at a media conference held on Friday the 28th, Pubudu Jayagoda said that according to the Medical Ordinance of 1929, it is the Medical Council who has the sole authority to determine the qualifications of doctors.
He further stated: if the Department of Motor traffic do not permit issuing a driving license to a person who has been trained by a government registered driving school saying that the driving ability are not acceptable, he may go to the court claiming that his rights are violated. But can the court order to immediately issue the driving licence to that person or accept him as a qualified driver? It is the Department of Motor Traffic who has been given the driving license issuing authority, not the judiciary. They cannot decide the persons qualifications. Similarly in the medical profession, it is the Medical Council who can determine the doctor’s qualifications, not the Judiciary.