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Sri Lanka: Battle against privatisation intensifies - Lanka Socialists

25.7.17

Sri Lanka: Battle against privatisation intensifies - Lanka Socialists: The GMOA (Government Medical Officers’ Association) which represents health-workers has today (4 July) called for a countrywide strike starting from July 5th. The GMOA and the IUSF are demanding the overturning of the court decision to allow SAITAM to continue with its private college. They are also are demanding the nationalisation of SAITAM.

The medical professionals and students have been protesting against a private medical college run by SAITAM for some time. But, despite mass opposition, the court has granted permission to the Institute to continue running a private medical college. There have been many complaints made already about how this private institution is actually run. But the main issue is that it is regarded as the first step towards the government’s wider agenda to start the privatisation process in the education sector.


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