The Constitutional Council is to meet tonight to discuss the appointment of a new Chief Justice (CJ).Speaker Karu Jayasuriya will chair the meeting of the Constitutional Council, the Speaker’s office said. The meeting is scheduled to take place at around 9 pm, the Speaker’s office added. (Colombo Gazette)
Kiriella said that the protests staged against the SAITM medical degree have been of no use as the degree is now going to be recognised. (Colombo Gazette) Higher Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella says the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) has decided to recognise the medical degree which had been awarded by the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) in Malabe.He says the students who had obtained medical degrees from SAITM will need to undergo more than five weeks of clinical training.