Sri Lanka Medical Council President (SLMC) Prof. Colvin Gunaratne has handed over his resignation to the Health Minister, SLMC sources said.

The content of the proposals handed over to the Health Minister by Gunaratne is not known. But sources said one specific proposal in it was to ‘dissolve the SLMC’.

At the moment the Health Minister has power to dissolve the SLMC or change decisions made by the SLMC.The SLMC recommended minimum standards for medical education lowered by the Health Minister.

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