Fast unto death called off

The fast unto death launched by Medical Faculty Students’ Parents Association near the University Grants Commission (UGC) premises at Ward place, Colombo 7, was called off yesterday evening, following a discussion with Deputy Minister Harsha de Silva. Here, a member of the MFSPA announcing the decision to end the protest to a crowd gathered in front of the stage where the protest was held. Picture by Rukmal Gamage

The Government Medical Faculty Students’ Parents Association yesterday called off the fast unto death campaign over the SAITM issue following discussions held with the Special Committee appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena.

The Committee is chaired by Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva, which is to implement the recommendations of the committee previously appointed on the SAITM issue and to consider other issues which have been highlighted.

The Medical Faculty Students’ Parents’ Association started the fast unto death on November 6 claiming that the government’s proposals to solve the SAITM issue to be unacceptable.

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