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To SAITM Or Not To SAITM – Is That The Question?

By Ruvan Weerasinghe – For some it appears so. For any of them who are rational, it must instead be: can medical education be provided by the private sector? After all, SAITM also awards other degrees as a UGC recognized higher education institution. Many of the arguments for abolishing SAITM are actually calls for reversing […]

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SAITM – The Choice Is Between Free Education & Freedom Of Education

By Vishwamithra1984 – On the face of things SAITM appears to be the main issue in the country today. In reality, however, there are much more crucial issues than SAITM that are brewing demanding national attention. Yet, the University students and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), with the weight of the GMOA behind them, have […]

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The New SAITM Story & ERPM Mafia

By Granville Perera – The ERPM Mafia run by some of the local doctors charge a minimum of Rs. 1200 per student for a two hour session and one such class in Wellawatte has 400 students. That’s a cool Rs. 480,000 in tax-free loot. This is just one of many classes in Colombo and there […]

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SAITM Controversy & Making Of The Middle Class Medical Professional: Net Loss To Sri Lanka!

By Siri Gamage – In my article on class domination in Sri Lanka, I identified two segments of the Sri Lankan Middle Class, i.e. English speaking vs. Sinhala speaking (we could easily add Tamil speaking also to the latter). In this paper, I argue that the SAITM controversy not only reflects this division, competing interests […]

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My SAITM Story

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My SAITM Story

By Chamalka Rathnayake – This is not to hurt anyone’s feelings but just to share my side of the story. Thought it’s the right time to open up. Hope you’ll spare few minutes to read 🙂 Having done A/L’s for the second time in 2012 from Pushpadana Girls’ College Kandy, I got A (Physics), B, B […]

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Reading The Real Problem Of SAITM

By Nalin Abeysekera – A variety of topics and headlines surface on the economic and social set up of Sri Lanka from time to time. Learned people and others from different walks of life express their views based on the way such topics are highlighted in the Media. Whatever its final analysis may be, it […]

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My SAITM Story

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My SAITM Story

By Ammar Jawfer – Why London Syllabus? I am a proud product of Gateway College, Colombo. We were abroad as my father was working in the Sri Lankan Embassy, Riyadh, KSA. Therefore, I had already started my education at the Sri Lankan International School, Riyadh, in the Edexcel syllabus and therefore had to follow it […]

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My SAITM Story

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My SAITM Story

By Pulashi Rodrigo – I’m not one to share my personal stories, but it’s time to break the silence and clear up the misconceptions about SAITM where I’ve been studying for the past four years. My family moved to Seychelles when I was 6, so I had my primary education at The International School Seychelles. […]

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My SAITM Story

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My SAITM Story

By Sajeeda Darwes – I studied at Girls High School Kandy and currently I’m a 4th year medical student at SAITM. I passed my G.C.E Ordinary level exam with 10 A’s. I faced my Advanced Level examination in 2011 from Kandy district and I got an A pass for Chemistry and 2 B passes for […]

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My SAITM Story

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My SAITM Story

By Vinu Grero – A few days back I went for a leaflet campaign and one question asked by the people was if the students at SAITM are qualified to do a medical degree. A lot of SAITM students are speaking up and this is what I have to say #mysaitmstory I am a 5th […]

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