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20 meteorology scholarships at Daya’s request

At the request of primary industries minister Daya Gamage in his capacity as the founder of Dayasarana Development Foundation, China has offered scholarships for 20 Sri Lankan youths to pursue applied meteorology degrees. Ten of the scholarships will be offered by the Chinese government while the other 10 are by …

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Exam Chief threatens to cancel results of rowdy students

The Commissioner General of Examinations W. N. M. J. Pushpakumara yesterday warned the results of students who misbehaved on the final day of the GCE A/L examination would be annulled.   He said that he had given instructions to the law enforcement authorities to arrest such students.   Over 300,000 …

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Student who cheated at A/L exam imposed a lifetime ban on exams

The school student who devised an elaborate scheme to cheat on the GCE Advance Level examination will be barred for life from taking any government exams. Accordingly, the student will not be able to sit for any exams conducted by the Department of Examinations, Commissioner General of Examinations Jayantha Pushpakumara …

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Two A/L exam papers postponed due to Hajj festival

The Department of Examinations  announced that two exam papers of the 2017 G.C.E. Advanced Level examination scheduled to be held on September 02 has been postponed in view of the Hajj festival. Accordingly, the Common General Test and the Information & Communication Technology – 2 papers have been postponed to …

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Student and father remanded over leaked A/L paper

The student arrested for allegedly leaking the G. C. E. Advanced Level Chemistry paper has been remanded till August 30. The father of the student, a doctor attached to the Police Hospital, has also been placed in remand custody, according to Police. The arrest of the student was made by …

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Ryan Jayalath further remanded

Convener of the Medical Faculty Students’ Action Committee, Ryan Jayalath has been further remanded by the Maligakanda Magistrate’s Court. He was accused of forcefully entering the Health Ministry and destroying public property after an anti-SAITM protest march on June 22. He accordingly surrendered to the court by means of an …

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Teachers’ Union weighs in on leaked A/Level Chemistry paper

The Ceylon Teachers’ Union has stated that prompt investigations need to be conducted over the missing GCE Advanced Level Chemistry paper at an examination centre in Padaviya. The Teachers’ Union issued a statement that according to sources one Chemistry Part II question paper was missing from a paper bundle at …

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