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* 2008 GCE O/L results to be released today in Sri Lanka
Saturday, April 4, 2009, 5:42 GMT, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 04, Colombo: The much expected results of the new syllabus General Certificate Ordinary Level examinations (O/L) of 2008 will be released by this afternoon, Examinations Commissioner General Anura Edirisinghe said.

The Examination Department hopes to release the results of schools in the Colombo and Jayewardenepura educational zones by this afternoon while the outstation results would be posted on next Monday.

Results of the 2008 G.C.E. O/L examination, held last December, were delayed due to the controversy surrounded over the new syllabus Mathematics II question paper.

The new syllabus Mathematics II question paper became a major issue as some students as well as the teachers demanded the cancellation of the question paper saying that the paper was set under a new curriculum introduced in 2006, and the students were not prepared for it.

As a result of this protests and following the recommendation from a special committee appointed to probe the controversy surrounding the paper, the Education Ministry conducted a new exam for the new syllabus Mathematics II question paper on January 24th.

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