Sri Lanka’s doctors go on strike, demanding to close down a private medical university

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Administrations at Sri Lanka’s state-run hospitals were incapacitated as government doctors went on strike asking the legislature to close down a private medical university.

Union representative Dr. Haritha Aluthge said on Friday the doctors additionally asked the legislature to make a move against the individuals who ordered police to assault students at another dissent on Wednesday.

The South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine is the main private college in Sri Lanka right now training medical students.

Rivals fear the college could endanger the island country’s free health administration and tradition of state-funded education.

The issue has started months of demonstrations, with doctors and students asking the administration to close down the college or gain it.

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