It was decided to offer degrees to Allied Health Science students on the basis of completion of 120 credits, taking into consideration international educational standards, criteria and scientific bases.
The decision was arrived at a crucial discussion held at Temple trees yesterday (June 3) presided by President Mahinda Rajapaksa with all parties concerned. The Government Medical Officers Association, University Grants Commission, Higher Education Ministry, Health Ministry, Vice Chancellors of Ruhunu and Peradeniya Universities Allied Health Science Faculty Dean together with representatives participated in the discussion. Representatives including the Dean of the Peradeniya Allied Health Faculty Dr. Mahinda Wickremaratne granted their consent to this decision.
The future initiatives will be implemented on the instructions of the judiciary after intimating the matters discussed with the President to the judiciary as there is a Court Order on the Allied Health Degree.
The President instructed the Higher Education Minister to apprise the allied health students of these matters.
Ministers Maithripala Sirisena and S.B. Dissanayake, Deputy Ministers Nandimithra Ekanayake and Lalith Dissanayake, Presidentís Secretary Lalith Weeratunga. Ministry Secretaries as well as many senior officials joined in this discussion. President of the Government Medical Officers Association Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya, Dean of the Peradeniya Allied Health Faculty Dr. Mahinda Wickremaratne and several other representatives were also present at this meeting.