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Medical students’ parents complain against SLMC

The Medical Students’ Parents’ Union has made an official complaint to the Bribery Commission against the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC), the media spokesman of the Medical Students’ Parents’ Union Wasantha Alwis said.

Speaking at a press conference at the OPA in Colombo yesterday evening, he said the complaint was made against the granting of internships to individuals who failed the G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination and against allowing them to sit for the Act 16 (ERPM) Examination.

According to Alwis, although the minimum qualification to enter a medical faculty in Sri Lanka is three simple passes (3S), the norm is that a student has to obtain at least one A and two Bs. It is obvious that the SLMC has already allowed foreign MBBS degree holders without minimum qualifications at the G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination to sit for the Act 16 Examination and granted them internships.

All SLMC Presidents, members, and officials who held office before 2018 and allowed unqualified foreign medical degree holders to sit for the Act 16 Examination and granted internships had violated the law and put patients’ lives in danger, he said. 


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