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* Additional Rs. 12 million needed to hold the cancelled examination for teachers of Sri Lanka
Wed, Mar 3, 2010, 07:07 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 03, Colombo: Examination Commissioner of Sri Lanka Anura Edirisinghe says that an additional Rs. 12 million is needed to hold the postponed examinations of the Colleges of Education.

Around 3,000 would-be teachers studying in 17 Colleges of Education are to take the exam.

Edirisinghe pointed out that Rs. 18 million was spent for the final examinations of the Colleges of Education last year.

Sources said that the store of examination papers was not given any additional security except for the regular watchmen available for the job.

Sri Lanka police arrested 33 students of Uva College of Education in suspicion of the theft of examination papers. The Examination Commissioner guaranteed tough legal action against the culprits.

The Department of Examination had to postpone the final examinations of all the Colleges of Education that were to be held since yesterday.

The culprits have stolen one examination paper each from all sets of question papers that were stored in the Uva College of Education in Bandarawela. The arrested students were residing in the hostel of the College.

Meanwhile, reports say that pilfering of examination papers has taken place in Polgolla College of Education in Kandy. However, no arrest has been made yet. Sources say that the students have broken open the sealed question paper packets, taken them out, and photocopied them before returning them to the packets.

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