GMOA allowed to intervene in SAITM appeal

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By T. Farook Thajudeen 

The Supreme Court allowed the GMOA to intervene during the Supreme Court inquiry into the appeal filed by the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) yesterday. 

The application was supported on Wednesday before Supreme Court Judges Buwaneika Aluvihare, Sisira de Abrew and Anil Gunaratne. President’s Counsel Gamini Marapone appeared, along with Navin Marapana and Ravindranath Dabare, on behalf of the Government Medical Offices Association (GMOA).

The GMOA had earlier sought the Supreme Court’s permission to intervene in the appeal filed by the SLMC contending the judgment of the Court of Appeal. 

The Court of Appeal ruled following a trial that the petitioner in that case, a SAITM University student who had graduated with an MBBS, was entitled to register as an MBBS qualified medical practitioner in terms of Section 29 (2) of the Medical Ordinance. 

The GMOA and several medical students challenging the Appeal Court sought the SC’s permission to intervene in the appeal.