SLMC appeal against SAITM order fixed for September 14


The Supreme Court yesterday re-fixed for support the Appeal petition filed by the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) challenging the judgment of the Court of Appeal to register a student of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine Limited (SAITM) in Malabe provisionally as a medical practitioner in terms of section 29(2) of the Medical Ordinance.

When the appeal was taken up before three-judge-bench comprising Justice Buwanelca Aluvihare, Justice Priyantha Jayawardena and Justice Nalin Perera, the matter was fixed for further submissions on September 14.

President’s Counsel Romesh de Silva, who appeared on behalf of the original petitioner is to be continue his oral submissions on next hearing date.

On a previous occasion, the Supreme Court had allowed Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) to intervene into the Appeal filed by the SLMC.

Through the appeal petition, the SLMC sought an order to set aside the judgment dated January 31, 2017 by the Court of Appeal.

The petitioner further sought an interim order to stay the operation of the judgment made in the writ application bearing No.CA Writ 187/2016 by the Court of Appeal.

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