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Almost 1,500 doctors left SL in 2022: Harsha De Silva


Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Harsha De Silva has said that close to 1,500 doctors left Sri Lanka in 2022.

Taking to Twitter, the MP said that this figure was “reliably learnt”.

According to the MP, these numbers were derived from the applications for “Good Standing Certificates” from the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC), which are obtained when doctors seek to leave the country.

The figures are as follows:

  • Jan: 138
  • Feb: 172
  • Mar: 198
  • Apr: 214
  • May: 315
  • Jun: 449

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