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SAITM WILL BE UNDER Management Committee - Rajitha

The SAITM will be brought under a Management Committee and will trade in the Share Market, Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Rajitha Senaratne said.

He assured that the education in the SAITM will be standardised and made available for the students to continue their education.He said Dr Neville Fernando will remain as the Chairman and it will be managed under a board of professionals which will have the financial control.

He also said that the admissions to the SAITM has been temporarily halted.

Meanwhile, Highways and Higher Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella told Parliament that the government will take over the SAITM Hospital and convert it into a Dengue Hospital. He said that whatever the Joint Opposition says the government will not take over the SAITM. He also thanked MP Dinesh Gunawardena for moving the gazette during the previous regime to set up the SAITM.