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.
However, according to the minutes of the 613th SLMC meeting on June 26, 2020, the council was to approve decisions taken by the Foreign Degrees Committee (FDC) on June 23. According to the minutes, the FDC has rejected the recognition of 07 degree programmes including those at the aforementioned Russian universities.
According to the minutes of the SLMC 614th meeting on July 31, 2020, the minutes of the 613th SLMC meeting were to be approved on the presence of the council chaired by Prof. Harendra de Silva.