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POSTED AT 04:52 AM 14-11-2017

One member of the Supreme Court Bench of the SAITM case resigns

Justice Priyantha Jayawardena who was a part of the Supreme Court bench that heard the appeal filed by the SLMC challenging the judgment of Court of Appeal to register a student of SAITM provisionally as a medical practitioner stated that he will be resigning from his post on the Supreme Court bench. 
Reports confirm that a request was made of the Attorney General to postpone the petition filed against SAITM till January, to enable to Presidential Committee on SAITM appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena to implement their proposals by December 31, 2017. 

Accordingly Justice Priyantha Jayawardena resigned from the Judge panel as he was opposed to the request that was made.   

Sanchith Karunaratna