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No agreement signed to open private medical faculty – Dr. Bandula

Co-cabinet Spokesman, Information, Higher Education, Technology and Innovations Minister Dr. Bandula Gunawardena yesterday refuted the allegations by various groups that the government is to set up a private medical faculty jointly operated by the Asiri Group of Hospitals.

He was addressing the weekly Cabinet media briefing at the Government Information Department.

Dr. Gunawardane said that it is compulsory to get the approval of the Higher Education Ministry to set up a university or any other degree awarding institution.

“So, as the subject minister, I inquired from the relevant authorities if they have received any application to open a private medical faculty. But they said no,” the Minister said.

The Minister also refuted the allegations by certain groups that the government will sign the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC pact) with the USA. “Under the leadership of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the government has made a decision not to sign any agreement contrary to the Constitution,” he said.


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