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Five-member probe committee for SLMC activities

A five-member committee has been appointed to look into the activities of the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC), stated the Ministry of Health.

Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi has appointed the committee following several complaints received regarding the SLMC.

It was recently announced that three Russian state medical colleges, which have been offering free full scholarships to Sri Lankan students since 1960, have been removed from the approved list of medical colleges by the SLMC for this year.

Subsequently, the Russian Embassy in Colombo issued a statement expressing its concern over the decision of the SLMC to remove the three universities from the list “without prior information”.

The Embassy said that it hopes that the SLMC’s decision will not influence the practice of providing Russian state scholarships to Sri Lankan citizens in the future.

Meanwhile, SLMC Chairman Prof. Harendra De Silva said that they will be reconsidering their decision to delist the universities in question.