Jaffna undergrads oppose private medical college

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 02 March 2005, 16:33 GMT]
Medical students of Jaffna University Wednesday demonstrated against Sri Lanka Government's decision to establish aprivate medical college. Medical students boycotted classes and participated in the protest held at Thirunelveli junction, sources said.

Undergrads oppose private medical college

Protesting students did not obstruct traffic along the Jaffna-Palaly main road, sources said.

The demonstration commenced around 11.30 a.m. and continued for about two hours without any incident.

Protestors carried placards demanding that Sri Lanka Government abandon the proposal.

Jaffna University Students Union spokesperson said that the protest demonstration was organized to express solidarity with the other medical student unions in the South of Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile, the Jaffna University Medical Faculty issued a statement to the media condemning the government's decision to recognize medical degrees obtained in Russia.

 

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