18 October, 2017

My SAITM Story

By Chapani Radhika Kandanaarachchi

Chapani Radhika Kandanaarachchi

Living in a society where more and more people are misled everyday by the false information being spread, I wish not to remain silent anymore.

I am a third-year medical student following my undergraduate degree at SAITM and a former student of Royal Institute international school, Nugegoda.

In the year of 2014, I entered SAITM with the entry qualifications of 4A*s for my Cambridge A Level examination, also having received the Best in Sri Lanka awards for my Cambridge O level (2012), and Cambridge AS Level (2013) results. Everyone who has known me, my parents, teachers, relatives as well as my friends, are aware of the amount of effort and passion I have towards what I do and it still, onto this day remain unceased.

Due to astounding amounts of bogus information being spread in the country by various parties, the students of SAITM are labelled as a bunch of underqualified, untalented and aimless individuals who have no right whatsoever to follow their career in medicine. For people like us, who have spent our whole lives focusing on nothing but our future goals, is it morally right to mentally torment us with such accusations? Our country stands out from all other prestigious and well developed nations in this world as free education is provided to her children without any discrimination. However, it is a well-known fact that the state universities ONLY enroll students passing out from Sri Lankan government schools. Therefore, for individuals who pass out from international schools, sometimes with better results than the ones already enrolled in government universities, do they not deserve a bright future?

I had countless opportunities to travel abroad and follow my degree in medicine, even at a cheaper cost, but I decided NOT to. It is not a hidden fact, that the parents of the foreign students are worried sick as to what might become of their children after sending them off to a completely new land, where there is no known kin and they have to learn foreign languages from the scratch even to communicate with the people. So, is it not wise that I decided to stay in my MOTHER COUNTRY, pay money to my own country, speak to my patients in my mother language, to go home every day knowing my parents will always be there to love and support me and always be under their direct protection?

Nothing ever starts perfect, everything grows to perfection only with time and effort. SAITM is undoubtedly a place that opened doors for many talented and innocent children in Sri Lanka, and it will one day contribute greatly to the education system of the country, if enough opportunities are given. Therefore, isn’t holding hands with us to improve any shortcomings the right thing to do now, rather than trying to destroy the futures of so many young, gifted individuals? We are children who have the potential to contribute to the well-being of our nation and children who can one day blossom to be great doctors, just like any other graduate from state faculties. So why not give us a chance to grow? If the citizens of our own mother land are trying to drag us down, who should we really TRUST?

We fear no one who tries to block our future road because we ourselves know, more than anyone, how much effort and time we are dedicating to our education and HOW MUCH WE DESERVE IT. Therefore, before believing all the biased stories spread in the social media today, solely for their personal benefit, jealousy and utter joblessness, I request everyone to seek the TRUTH behind all this. We were born in this country, we are PROUD CITIZENS who TRULY LOVE our country and we have EVERY RIGHT to remain in this country and follow our ambition.

Thank you.

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  • 16
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    so… please dear child, please go to the state university and see how much dedication and clinical practice is necessary to become a doctor. Its not just 4A in a paid institution and 120laks

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      I think everyone can see this so called “dedication” if you walk on the streets ,these dedicated students protesting, building huts and living inside them, collecting money on roads . Very well dedicated to ruin others education , not even appreciating the fact that they are getting the education for free!

      Rajakaruna people go to paid universities not because they have plenty of money but because they honestly want to study unlike your amazing state university students who go to university and make everyone else’s lives miserable.

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        yes they are dedicated to save the innocent public from this money earned corrupted idiots

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          Yes that’s why these state fellows collect money from the innocent public on a daily basis, block roads everyday , be a burden to the police , waste the money of the gov and other students who actually want to study.
          Can’t believe these students who behave like idiots are going to deal with patients! I think it’s clear who the “money earning corrupted idiots” are when you see them carrying tills and approaching you.

    • 20
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      I went to see this dedication but universities were empty.

    • 10
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      Rajakaruna,

      what have you been asking the very same student to do ?

      You may have the least knowledge about the selection criteria to state medical faculties. This child has completed her Alevels not local but going through london Alevels curricula. So how the kind of candidates ever be able to get selected to local medical faculties ?
      You the like ilk have not the least knoweldge on the selection criteria, being hatred to those can afford pvt degrees, you just add your low levels comments … is that fair at all ?

    • 9
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      rajakaruna,

      Ponna karunaya, what fucking dedication you are mouth fucking here? Striking, protesting, sabotaging, encroaching civilian space and their jobs, transport and daytoday activities? Now these so called “qualified” medical students who are learning to save lives by becoming “pramithiyen yuth” doctors as claimed by the murderous GMOA pimps are not learning medical profession or practice but wasting their and our time on roads. They are engaged in a revolt against the government. They are being manipulated by Hotugaimins, JVP and Mahindaya. What the fuck you talk about?

    • 1
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      “so… please dear child, please go to the state university and see how much dedication and clinical practice is necessary to become a doctor. Its not just 4A in a paid institution and 120laks”

      Please child go to a state university – you will go on strike often, screw the tax-payers money, charge the tax payers a hefty fees once you graduate, go abroad and make money, and send your children to private universities once you graduate, and get duty-free cars.

      And all with tax-payers money.

      You don’t have to pay – tax-payers will pay for it.

  • 11
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    so what about that cheating activity of your CEO? do you know tht your CEO is a idiot who failed ERPM morethan 8 times. so you want to become doctor from a teaching hospital which was adminidtered by an idiot who has no SLMC registration. lol

    • 19
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      The CEO is not teaching medicine. Do you think that Sasantha Ratnayake, Nimal Welgama or Dhamikka perera are harvard graduates to be successful in Business. If he could not practice as a doctor, he has the freedom to choose another profession. Why aren’t the police arresting him if they have evidence that he masterminded this. DONT trust the JVP

    • 0
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      [Edited out]

  • 21
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    I see some people on the above leaving comments such as SAITM students should not have rights and should not be getting the same privileges such a student from a government university. When in fact they should have equal or if any case more privileges than any student from a state facility. These children actually spent money in order move forward with careers.

    State students should understand the fact that the only reason that they get free education is that parents of these children decided to pay taxes from their individual income so that the government can provide them free stuff. I am not a student of SAITM myself, but I understand the fact that SAITM has a great panel of qualified lecturers and some of the brightest students in Sri Lanka studying in their facility and these students definitely deserve the same respect as any student that comes out from a state university.

    Also I strongly believe all state university students that decide to protest while they are enrolled with a state university, these students should and must be expelled from the university for misconduct. This kind of discipline must not be tolerated by the government or the specific state university the student is enrolled in.

  • 9
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    In our generation, we sat either for the Sri Lankan “A levels” or BOTH the Lankan and the “London A levels” (in fairly quick succession).

    If one didn’t do the Sri Lankan “A levels” at all, that meant that either one had chickened out or was about to migrate with one’s parents– and in any case had written off any academic and professional future in Sri Lanka.

    Reading this impassioned article I didn’t get the impression that this obviously intelligent young lady sat for the Sri Lankan A levels. I don’t recall reading anything about Sri Lankan O Levels either…

    I found those gaps a little anomalous.

    • 13
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      Go and say that to your sadist boss MR who promoted SAITM and even sent 10 children with scholarships.

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        Any idea why the “sadist boss” is not criticized for that by the Sri Lanka Medical Council’s respected non-sadist boss, Emeritus Prof Carlo Fonseka?

        Any idea why the joint opposition (JO) led by the “sadist boss” is a prominent invitee and participant of the broad anti-SAITM front driven by the anti-“sadist boss” radical Left Frontline Socialist Party (of Kumara Gunaratnam) and the no less anti-“sadist boss” JVP?

        Something wrong with your logic, eh lady? What really happened? You weren’t good enough to get into a Sri Lankan university? Or was it your husband or kid who couldn’t make the grade? Or all?

        • 10
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          DJ;

          YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN A ART STUDENT ;:: SO YOU HAVE NOT THE LEAST KNOWLEDGE ON SCIENCE STREAM. THAT IS SAD EVEN IF YOU REPEAT YOUR MAGICAL KNOLWEDGE BASED SELF PROCLAIMATIONS.
          STUDENTS THAT HAVE GOT THROUGH THE ALEVELS WITH MERITS BUT LACK OF PLACEMENT ACCORDING TO DISTRICT QUOTA SYSTEM, EVEN MERIT STUDENTS FAIL TO GET SELECTED TO STUDY MEDICINE OR OTHER SUBJECTS ON THAT LIST:::: SO THESE STUDENTS CAN STILL STUDY DENTAL, VET, AGRIC, or BIO SCIENCE.. and THEY ARE ELIGIBLE TO GET ADMISSIONS IN ANY GOOD UNIVERSITY IN EUROPE.

          YOUR LOW LEVEL REMARKS NOT KNOWING THE FACTS IRRITAE ME REALLY; THAT IS WHY I BELIEVE; THERE IS NOTHING WRONG THE KIND OF STUDENTS TO STUDY THEIR DEGREE IN MEDICINE AT A PVT COLLEGE WHOSE RECOGNITION IS EQUALLY GURANTEED.

        • 2
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          It is the political stunt the “Sadist Boss” is trying to engineer. Soon, when he sees Welikada, you too will pay for your sins in Geneva

          • 5
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            Sherene Jayaweera,

            This animal DJ was and is the chief (gon)sultant of the Sadist King MARA. DJ himself being a Sadist Fucker does not understand the sensitivities of the children of the country. The fucker pokes his pig homba to every fuck hole in the country. It is this fucker being at Geneva on behalf of the country under the Sadist King plunged it to this precipice through his ponna and uneducated brains. He messed our future at the highest echelons in the world and people are still paying for his sins.

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          Yes, Non-sadist boss Emeritus Prof Carlo Fonseka was believed to have been under threat and he was said to have fears of his life if he stood against those scholar ships ; this should be highly reliable information since this professor’s nephew Ranjan Ramanayake confirmed it many a times.

          And we the people should have every right where those funds for the scholarships came from ?

          it should be over 120 x 10 – 1200 lacks and 120 million of rupeess.

          The bugger should have been very clear to that time, that the degrees would have been recognized by the state – he was no body else, head of state of the country.

          Anyways, this is not a single case – where the bugger went wrong.

          Nothing is wrong with the lady s logic, but yours.. you as a person who always sat with dogs – by today, you are still to be suffered by ticks problem.

          DJ you are a sick person – and always defend the wrong side. That is the saddest reality. If your father would have been aware the manner you behave today, he would have fallen collapse.

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          DJ,

          “Any idea why the “sadist boss” is not criticized for that by the Sri Lanka Medical Council’s respected non-sadist boss, Emeritus Prof Carlo Fonseka? “

          You kotaluwa think Carlo is Non-sadist? Hah! That fucker is the topmost sadist in your sadist Mara’s Top 20 sadist list. You moda kotaluwa is the 2nd sadist, 3rd is Baya Gotha, 4th is MARA….

          Haven’t you moda urulawa seen the video of sadist Carlo when he spoke about private medical schools? Are you living in Jupiter and only descends down on earth to sing hosannas to MARA and again teleport there to shut you from seeing and hearing the ugly truths you planted on earth?

          You know, filthy bastards flock together that is why you, MARA, Carlo et al are forever on the same boat. That Carlo is the animal who drank kasippu and tramped on the sacred beliefs of the people. That animal desecrated the abode of Katharagama God and you animal call such an animal respected!

      • 5
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        Chapani’s mum, If your daughter has got those same uppity genes as you, she should be disqualified from becoming a doctor purely on that ground.

        You are a despicable angry, rich woman seemingly offended by the dare of other people to stand in your way.

        [Edited out]

        • 8
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          @point Blank

          I feel sorry for you inability to understand a small story, she doesn’t seem to have any of those qualities mentioned by you.
          Have some respect to not drag this child’s parents into this.
          Disgusting to know people like you exist.

        • 2
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          Whoever the bloody hell u r idk, it is a disgrace that ur mother gave birth to someone lyk u who is lyk a curse to the country. Someone who cant appreciate real talent and someone who is filled with jealousy and hatred LOL. May ur mom be able to give birth to a more respectful child atleast in the next birth. Amen

      • 4
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        Sherene,

        not just about SAITM ONLY, this particular SPIN DOCTOR seems to have the least knoweldge on any real issues which the people at large have been mislead by former thugs. He is making every effort to white wash the men even today. That proves his intelligence even if he repeates about his academic achievements.
        And the fact, what I cant get is that DJ often falls to the levels of Wimal Buruwanse, even if the he repeats to have been the best student and according to him,- no whatsoever problems he confirms to have faced – all his PGs have been scholarships.

        But this particular self proclaimed man has completed his doctorate not as any other merit students but at his 40 or so. Why is that ?

        Please Sherene, just ignore this bugger, he has been a laughing stock to entire edcuated communities of the earth being caught by most abusive and devious politcians in the country. He would spice the extrementa of MR .. on a repeated mode, … shameless bugger has betrayed us all.

    • 3
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      You realize that this is not your generation anymore right? Whereas other countries strive to be more progressive here we are stuck in our old ways

    • 3
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      Today’s A/L syllabuses local and London are worlds apart unlike in the good old days. Most do one or the other. London A/L does not mean you are out of touch, except in course content. Also many repeat A/L to improve score mostly at 3rd attempt. Very few get in at 1st attempt to local uni. and most are other Sinhala stream and London A/L is in English. So another source of insecurity and jealousy. Having got into SAITM, no one should agree to Deans deception offering clinical clerking as GMOA will swallow them. Only way is to get authorized internship which they are entitled to by legal verdict in the Health Ministry. Be wise not to try any other path under the present situation when offered by these jokers.
      How on earth can SLMC expect SAITM to align with their dictatorial refusal of so called non existent standards, when SLMC itself, Deans and all, disobey the legal court verdict. What kind of comedy is that enacted by GMOA/SLMC with non existent Compliance certificates. This is a profession, not a circus. Watch out SAITM, these animal demons are bigger than even hell can hold, and anomalous too.

    • 1
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      What is timeworthy is not what you did in your generation, but how the current generation should have to do it.

      What almost average finds it good – has always been interpreted by you regardless of the focus it is.. idiosyncratic to you, that has put you to the place where you are today – isolation to your 4 walls.

      There are enough real PhD holders that can help the students of the writers s nature but yours can surely misguide the youth easily. Please the name of god, try to grasp it let alone today- you as early sexagenarian should see the it in the broader picture. Thank you.

  • 9
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    Another SAITM student says her father sold his land to buy a seat for her. In future, some will say their parents and siblings sold their kidneys and bone marrows to buy medical seats.

    So far medical faculty entrance was competition among students at AL. SAITM will make it a competition among parents with money. All tax evaders, drug dealers, human smugglers etc will buy medical seats with their ill gotten money while parents of those unfortunate children who miss medical faculty by one mark undergo severe mental agony and unable to face their children.

    All who support SAITM and label students of government schools & universities as backward fools are the real bas…

    • 7
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      Gamaya, you can sell your tool when you want to send your child to SAITM

      • 0
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        No, I will sell my stool to SAITM. Since they do clinical practice in stool, there might be high demand for stool there.

        By the way, are they doctors or MLT?

  • 9
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    Waste of real young talents with a crammers favoring local university selection process that does not help filter the real talents whether they come from private or public schools, ultimately leaving them frustrated for the rest of their lives – A big loss for a nation that boasts about its “free education” (with a limited nos granted university education)

    What is bad in ‘free’ is that it often has its limits.

  • 17
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    Pity how you illiterate people fail to understand that coming to saitm was this girls choice,and since she was in the private education system her whole life why should she join a state faculty and fall into the likes of people like anthare?you do realize all their opinions are baseless and got no point whatsoever
    And about saitm CEO,it has nothing to do with individual students does it?if your dog barks at another dog is it your fault?does it make you a bad pet owner?
    Moreover do you think saitm students lack the dedication and hardwork to be doctors?how pathetic?do you think all humans dont have potential?and do you think being a doctor is the only profession that requires hardwork and effort?pathetic to see how narrow minded people you all are
    And this is to chapani,keep walking the road you are walking on and never give up and dont listen to what these illiterate bastards with their inhumane thoughts say

    • 2
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      yes they are not dedicated because they dont have adequate IQ level. R all of the SAITM studets are ready fro a IQ test? I hope everybody will have a IQ in the range of mental retardation hats by their rich parents want to make them a doctor here without any exams.

      • 6
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        @patient I don’t even know what kind of IQ you have to say stupid things like this.

      • 3
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        For the dear patient who has commented……i think you are in dire need of some glasses hun cuz cud u not bloody see she got 4 damn a*s in an internationally recognised exam ?????????????????????????? and wht u wanna check der iq? what the actual hell lmfao

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        For the dear patient who has commented……i think you are in dire need of some glasses hun cuz cud u not bloody see she got 4 damn A stars in an internationally recognised exam ?????????????????????????? and wht u wanna check der iq? what the actual hell lmfao

      • 5
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        I think everyone can figure out your IQ by these stupid comments you post!

      • 3
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        oh god lol idiots like you aren’t helping the cause! You can’t simply stereotype people based on rumours. The students are more than capable that isn’t up for debate nor is it the issue! The fraudulent institutes SAITM is the real problem the public should be made aware of, please do everyone a favour and go crawl back into the cave you came from

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        Patient,

        Sure you know how behind SL is among other countries that had not even started when we were in the middle.

        “People like youuuu are the reason”

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        @patient Did you come out a human vagina or an animal vagina???
        What does dedication have to do with IQ?
        a persons IQ is based on genetics,and a persons dedication is based on willpower?
        Judging from your reply you clearly have the brain of an ostrich and lack IQ and willpower

    • 3
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      Who asked this girl not to sit the local A’levels? What was the game plan when this was decided?
      If she did not do so what right does she have to earn a Sri Lankan Medical degree?
      What about all the hard working poor students who may have missed by a mark who do not have the money or influence?
      Very simple questions?

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        If she wanted to be a doctor, she could have gone abroad and be one because she got scholarships. Can a student who missed A/L by a few marks go study abroad if they don’t have money? They anyway can’t! So at least we should let the people who can to do it. I hope you understand that!

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          Going abroad should be her path then which I presume was the original plan anyway.
          How do you know she got a scholarship? It is almost impossible to get a Scholarship to study Medicine in a prestigious university.

  • 11
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    Those who speak ill of SAITM students are doing so only for two reasons of which one is genuine unawareness as to the truth and the other is pure jealousy! There are unquestionably enough state medical students with just S passes from remote areas favoured by Z score system to enter medical colleges. In fact certain GMOA heads mention that they are unable to remember their A/L results which is adequate evidence to realise that they have not done well in A/L themselves. However the true fact is that SAITM does not accept such students with low passes as they have minimum requirements for entry and also most of the students at SAITM have excellent A/L results with one of them having a world record for Advance Level Biology!! Thus GMOA and State Students Unions backed by unsuccessful political parties fear to be challenged by SAITM students who have the potential to even outperform them in the future. GMOA in response to this is now in the process of using poor patients to satisfy their self-obsessied, unjustifiable & monopolistic goals in health industry of Sri Lanka. It’s high time that we eradicate such unfair GMOA monopoly which would otherwise put the entire country in jeopardy.

  • 17
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    Wow this article has become a battleground for private vs state students. We should all grow up and just look at the facts. Private education is a MUST for a country’s development. I urge all those who are not personally affliated with this discussion to look at the broad picture here. We have to move forwards as a country. When so many countries have pvt medical schools, its evident it absolutey makes a difference. Good luck to the saitm students. The educated in sri lanka who wishes for this country to progress support you and will continue to do so.

    • 2
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      Can you please show me evidance of the countries which are having a better health care system with privately owned medical faculty..thank you..

      • 0
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        well there are in most of the Developed Nations.In Australia for example most(if not all) Medical faculties are run by Universities independent of Federal/State controls.The only difference is that nothing is Free ofcourse.

        The issue that needs to be addressed is not whether Private Medical schools should be allowed in the country but the quality of education that is being practised in such institutions.

        Surely the Government/SLMC can ensure that by putting in place the necessary guidelines so ultimately irrespective of which University you would pass out the quality of education would be on par

  • 13
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    I am seeing some idiotic comments disregarding international schools.
    The best universities in the world accept Cambridge and Edexcel.

    Education is a right.

  • 8
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    Utterly lewd comments coming in from Anti-SAITM sector about this brilliant students appearance. No words when it comes to her academic achievements which i’m sure are far above these political pawns.

  • 5
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    I’m all for private education, but one must ask can somebody get into a university like MIT or Harvard just because they have money? This young lady might be talented but can the same be said about other students at SAITM as well? Just because a persons parents are rich they should not become doctors, one needs to have an acute mind and lots of dedication as well.

    • 6
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      U will soon get to kno the details of all the students in SAITM. So please wait patiently. U will see how much each and every student in saitm deservr wht dey r fighting for. Also dey hav to pass thru a lot of exams just like any state faculty , and those exams really identify whtr someone is capable or not. Cheers it is not always bout money…..it is bout talented ppl less priviledged to enter govenrnment faculties, fighting for their education and future. God bless u

  • 3
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    If everyone from Dental, veterinary, molecular biology and food science facukties started writing their stories….. sigh!

  • 11
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    At least some of these angry idiotic comments denigrating international schools and refusing to accept court-proven legality of SAITM and it’s degree are state students whose education is being delayed by this crisis.

    Dear state students, stop striking. It’s time you stoop up to Anthare Aiya and stopped dancing to his tune. He’s merely a puppet for Hadunetti and the gang. Support your fellow students at SAITM. Work together, do not let the GMOA, who are interested only in maintaining their monopoly to mislead you.

  • 9
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    Let me pose a challenge to the GMOA to put in public forum the A/L results of their executive membership. If SAITM cannot come forward with 50 students who have fared better than the GMOA lot, I will concede that SAITM needs reformation. Until then, I am convinced that SAITM and many more private medical colleges are a national asset

    • 4
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      Entrance to medical faculty is not based on the number of ABCS obtained at the AL, but it is based on the rank nationally or in the district. Hence, you should ask for their ranks, not results.

      If you have a problem with favouring under privileged students of remote areas through district quotas, SAITM is not the solution.

      With all closed education and government universities, Sri Lanka has the best health indices in South Asia. It has one of the best affordable medical care in the world. Don’t spoil it with your shortsighted vision.

  • 2
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    My daughter is going to Peradeniya Medical Faculty
    After spending much money to go class in Kandy
    She has obtained the BCC result at A/L from Nuwareliya District
    but now she is not study
    all day protest
    paint signs
    sometime she is in ATTALE
    till morning hour
    see how suffer she is
    real medical
    I think she is superior person to all not only to AAA student SITM but abroad fake like Oxford and Cambudge
    all fake
    only my daughter is real
    too real
    for Neville

  • 4
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    ABOLISH SAITM
    ABOLISH SLIIT
    ABOLISH NSBM
    ABOLISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
    ABOLISH CAMBRIDGE
    ABOLISH EDEXCEL
    ABOLISH CIMA
    ABOLISH ACCA
    ABOLISH

    • 4
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      Thanks to SAITM people like you got to learn new English words like “ABOLISH”
      Congratulations! We are happy for you.

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      And please dont take actions to abolish MULLERIYAWA OR ANGODA hospitals- since the majoirity of the men like you deserve patient placements in those hospital sooner than later.

    • 1
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      Abolish your mother too

  • 0
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    You are nicely studying!
    WHiLE WE ARE ON THE STREET PROTEST
    BUT ALL PEOPLE JUST COMPLAIN THE TRAFFIC
    NOBODY care about us
    we not given time to study

    Is this fair
    I am saying No
    so Nationalise SAITM
    and give to us

    kick these students out
    they can become our servants
    only we must be allowed study

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    @former doctor! Man u sound ridiculous! Just because she did London Al’s doesn’t mean she studied in London! It’s a different syllabus that she studied in srilanka. And ur ignorance is beyond words, “she only mixed with millionaire children” so u think just because she went to an intl school her parents are millionaires? Lol! If all the children who study at int’l schools were supposed to be from millionaire families srilanka wouldn’t be still a developing country! Sometimes children go to international schools because their parents weren’t able to enroll them in government ones and not that they have a magic beanstalk in the backyard to pluck money!
    Since she was born and bred in this country ofc she will be able to feel for the patients atleast better most of the future doctors from the government sector who act like animals on the road! She seems to have the passion and the dedication, mark my words she’s gonna make one hell of a doctor!

  • 9
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    If you get something free, there is no value.
    If you pay for it, then you will try to protect it.

    In Sri Lanka, they say free Medical, it’s not free.
    Free Education, you don’t get it. If you like to enroll your
    Child to a good school, then you have to bribe
    The officer?

    Before closing SAITM, you have to close all International
    Schools. If you goto a international school then you must have
    The chance to goto a Private University too (Including Medicine).

  • 16
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    It pities me to see people give baseless arguments against SAITM, but it makes me sadder knowing that our country will remain stagnant with the likes of the JVP and the GMOA continuously hindering development. Forget results for a second. What kind of doctor actually decides to strike, putting patients lives at risk. How is that a solution to anything, and what makes them good doctors ? People doing London A levels purely don’t want to do ancient outdated syllabuses of the local system, and having a private faculty for the suitable is one step in the right direction. Everyone has the freedom to select their form of education, and the country would greatly benefit if people studying for free actually do study and worry about themselves for once. You can’t be worried about SAITM students killing patients while the doctors that pass out from local unis strike and stop treating people as a whole. Hypocrisy at its best in Sri Lanka.

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    Srilankan mentality is so low the only country that fights to violate education rights and whatever big talk these people give its pure jealousy srilankan youth have become need everything for myself not for others. All these anthare and gmoa who started speaking now where were they in the previous years hiding under their beds ??? And why are you talking so high about local Als its only in srilanka dear people cambridge londal Als are universally accepted examinations all these local Als hard than cambridge talk is just to satisfy themeselves thinking there so superior. and whoever gets into government unis is out of luck not purely talent and dedication and been a small country with a poor economy who the hell is going to cater to evryones education. You people are lucky to learn free but you dont let others becoause of your low nature but will you work for free when you get the degree???will you Be so helpfull and kind to all these patients youll talk about so lovingly?? All bloody acting just to put saitm students down. And talk after you stop students coming to srilanka after learning in foreign universities and talk whrn you shut down all private schools in srilanka and talk when you government doctors stop working in private hospitals to earn money . Do it if you can without trying to ruin these saitm childrens lives they are not brainless failures and they are all not spending easy money they have equal rights to learn and have a future and please stop showcasing srilankans are having such low attitudes !!!

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    @ suman
    for sure we can see who is mentally retarded! i really hope you dont go sayin these things to your mother or sister! these children have being sayin the same story over and over again that they dont mind to write a common exam, doesnt that show u that they dont wanna bypass and become doctors?
    MAY BE BANG UR HEAD ON A WALL AND TRY TO READ HER STORY AGAIN!

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      lakshani
      dont behave like idiot.they dont ask common exam. they say that they are ready for any exam held by organisation which they point. dont u understand the point behind? they want to do exam by a place where they will pass by throwing money as they got their degree. Actually parents of this kids are to be blammed. They are the people wanted theri low IQ kids to make as doctors.No those are the people use their money to get SLMC registration to their idiotic kids. I

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        I was going to write a long detailed reply on how wrong you are. But i realized you’d be too stupid to understand. God help you. You’ve properly swallowed all the bullshit the anthare has fed you like the good little cow you are haven’t you? anneh bung waddak balagena padamak karapan danneh nathi dewalwalata umbe gon hota danneh nathuwa.

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    @Abolish Saitm
    your right to live should be abolished as well
    dont show ur stupidity here, its a public platform!

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      By any chance if u are a medical student, it’s sad. So ur basically saying u would kill someone in order to get ahead of him/her…………… when doctors are supposed to be kind and compassionate. How ironic. And I u r not a medical student/doctor, ur still a heartless being.It’s obvious that she has the ability to become a great doctor. So y the hate?

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    We have read so many stories and comments – some genuine and written with true passion while others, rather frivolous.Despite all this, the children from both the State Universities as well as SAITM continue to be lead by the nose by their respective elders, who use them as cannon fodder to achieve their respective selfish goals. Add corrupt politicians to this recipe and you have a lethal cocktail for the students’ consumption.

    SAITM should have followed the correct approval process and SLMC & GMOA should have been more vociferous at the very inception. That’s history now.

    Back to the present and the best solution would be to halt the intake of new students to SAITM, go in for a private-public venture managed by a a group comprising representatives of SLMC, UGC, genuine & fair minded educationists, medical professionals and astute entrepreneurs. Charge a reasonable fee for the course of study on a par with China in the region of USD 25k – 30k, certainly not the exorbitant sum charged by SAITM, so that the running and maintenance of the institute would not be a burden on the State and gradually streamline the process to meet all requirements of SLMC.

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    The problem with our country is we falsely glorify doctors. The truth is every job matters be it an engineer, pilot or like the many doctors in the GMOA have forgotten the very teachers that have educated them. I hope SAITM gets the recognition it deserves,paving the way for many more PMCs that will produce doctors who don’t carry out synical acts to get what they want. We are with you!

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    The Tamil students cried foul when Standardisation was introduced in 1972/1973 for University admissions.The others did not bother. In fact they welcomed the move.
    What goes around comes around!

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      Even on Harvard University admissions they give a quota to so called legacy – meaning those whose parents went there.
      Then they allocate some for underprivileged .

      SL has a unique free education system , hence district quota etc are needed until they level the playing field?.

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    I completely disagree with your argument stating that it is completely biased and unfair that only students from Government schools gain entrance to the State universities. I attended a Private School and we had the choice between London and Local A/L’s and my choice was to sit for the Local A/L’s and gain entrance to a State Medical university which is an esteemed MBBS degree awarding institution. And I did. There’s no question that you had the same choice too? There’s no obligation to stop anyone from sitting for the G.C.E. A/L Local examination.

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      Extremely important comment which should put the author, her ego and her self righteousness in place.
      She and her kind think they are entitled to medical education. It is all about me! me! me!

      well done Tashi. Congratulations. You have done the correct thing even though you have privileges which most would not have.

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      Not all schools have that choice!

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      Tashi Good for you. London ALevels are recognized all over the world. Did you know that there is a foreign quota that allows SL Students who have done Alevels abroad or have citizenship enter State unis in SL. KDU, Rajarata unis have that. IF THEY COULD DO INTERNATIONAL ALEVELS IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY, WHY CAN’T CHILDREN OF TAX PAYERS OF SRI LANKA WHO DO INTERNATIONAL ALEVELS ENTER THE SRI LANKAN MEDICAL UNIVERSITY? STOP BEING NARROW Minded.

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    the way the rest of the world handle such matters need to be taken into consideration. There is no need to reinvent the wheel.
    There are autonomous – none political bodies – called accreditation councils for medical education .
    The WHO maintains a directory of recognized Medical schools .
    All concerned should agree on creating such a body .
    That will guarantee standards , minimum requirements – quality of teaching , curriculum etc.

    Then they should allow many more private schools,
    Also even in the USA ,where I live, they mandate all schools to allocate some seats free of charge for qualified – who has at least basic requirements- underprivileged people.

    The unique situation in Srilanka is the FREE education and health care system that is a great thing not found elsewhere in the so called 3rd world .
    Our free education creates a mind set of entitlement – then we are inherently a envy driven and elitist ruled nation that still holds on to vestiges of the caste system .
    Finding solution to this crisis needs some soul searching and a real kind and objective attitude . Politicians should n’t be trusted . SL politicians of today are at best dumb.

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    they should offer their own degree , not manipulate the system and piggy back on the prestige of the government medical schools .

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      Which prestige are you talking about exactly? The one where the gov. Students are always on the streets protesting against everything under the sun? Or the one where the gmoa strike in the morning and do channeling in the evening to ensure they get their own pay check. Or is it the recent reports of the many blunders made by the products of your so called prestigious medical school? Stop acting like their gods gift to mankind! Trust me if we wanted to piggy back we’d choose a pig that knows which one is their right hand and which on is their left hand.

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