The delisting of three Russian universities as recognized institutions was an accident / mistake, the Sri Lanka Medical Council’s Chairman has said.

“A person had removed it from the website assuming that the delisting has been approved,” SLMC chairman Prof. Harendra de Silva told. Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) Chairman said that an investigation will be launched into the incident.

He pointed out that the delisting of a university must be approved by the committee appointed to study the institutions and the SLMC.

“The decision will then be sent to the minister in charge. It is the minister who will make the final decision,” de Silva explained.

However, a letter sent by the SLMC registrar, as seen by News1st, has shown that the council has rejected the recognition of three Russian universities.

They are the Pirogrov Russian National Research Medical University, the Tver State Medical University, and the People’s Friendship University of Russia.

  • SLMC de-lists 3 prominent Russian State Universities from approved list
  • Embassy says move was without prior information and despite regular dialogue
  • Russian Embassy expresses concern over Sri Lanka Medical Council move
  • SLMC says delisting of three Russian Universities a mistake
  • SLMC says that an investigation will be launched into the incident.
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The Cultural Section of the Russian Federation in a statement expressed concern over the decision by the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) to remove three prominent Russian State Universities from the Approved List. The statement said the three universities were People’s Friendship University of Russia (formerly known as Patrice Lumumba University), Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University and Tver State Medical University.

Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) says the delisting of three Russian State Universities from the SLMC Approved List, was a mistake.

Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) Chairman Prof. Harendra De Silva said that an investigation will be launched into the incident.

The Peoples Friendship University of Russia (formerly known as Patrice Lumumba University), Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University and Tver State Medical University had been removed from the SLMC’s Approved List.

Russia had noted that with a history of over 50 years of diplomatic relations between the countries, Russia has been awarding Sri Lanka with scholarships to State Universities for Sri Lankan students to pursue their higher education, resulting in the production of numerous notable professionals in the country, especially in the medical field.

Russia hoped that the SLMC decision will not influence the practice of providing Russian State scholarships to Sri Lankan citizens in future, causing a loss of opportunities to young individuals to pursue their higher education free of charge in prominent Russian universities.

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