Prof. Carlo Fonseka appointed SLMC chairman
Professor Carlo Fonseka has been appointed as the chairman of the Sri Lanka Medical Council and is to assume office tomorrow (Jan 02).
It has been reported that the appointment was made by Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena and that Prof. Fonseka would assume duties at 10am tomorrow at the medical council office.
Prof. Fonseka is the current chairman of the National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA).
Several medical associations including the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) have contentiously expressed their concern over the appointment and have appealed to the President to reappoint Prof. Mendis.
The previous chairperson of the SLMC Prof. Lalitha Mendis, who served two terms, had handed in an early resignation letter to resign on January 1 citing personal issues.
Courtesy: Ada Derana
There we go. The Alles family which has significant investment in private education will now be given the licence to provide pay-through-the-nose University education.
PD, what has your blog got to do with the title of this ON LANKA report, ‘Prof Carlo Fonseka appointed SLMC Chairman’?
This monkey professor has been elevated to this position to stifle any opposition to the creation of the Private Medical College that will offer recognised degrees. This will pave the way for the formation of other private institutions offering recognised degrees. This is known as “privatisation of education”. The Alles family are in a big way into private education. Mr Alles, former teacher and principal (I am sure you know him well) is a leading educationist. The Alles son (the rat) is no good. He’s slimy.
PD, let us not insult people whether they are highly educated or not, by calling them ‘rats’ and ‘monkeys’. It shows up your own character as despicable. Would you like to be insulted in this way?
We already have private education, primary and secondary. They are called, ‘Independent Schools’. People who can afford it send their children to these schools. Thereby more places are available in State Schools, for children of people who cannot afford private education.
Similarly, the plan is to provide private tertiary education for children of people who can afford it. These would be ‘Independent Universities’. This would free-up more places for children of people who cannot afford to send their children to Independent Universities. State Universities would go on providing FREE tertiary education, just as State Schools continue to provide free education in tandem with Independent Schools.
This system is prevalent in India, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, China, South Korea and Australia. We are developing our education on these lines, under MC ‘Idiri Dekma’. This would save valuable foreign exchange for us. Infact, it would generate foreign exchange by providing a few places for foreign students in Indpendent Universities in SL. Rich parents in SL can then have their children living with them while attending Independent Universities in SL. They would also save vast amount of money by not sending their children abroad to foreign universities.
I am quite used to being insulted including the insults hurled by yourself. Me, I do not care; I wll not worship the Maharaja and earn plaudits.
When private universities are set up, they will offer attractive remuneration to University staff. All bright and capable stff from Govt universites will instantaneously jump across to private universities.
The already pitiable standards in Public Universities will plunge even lower and degrees issued by Public Universities will be worthless.
Private Universities will cause irreversible divisions in society which is contrary to objectives of MC Idiri Dekama promulgamated by His Lordship the Maharaja.