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* Sri Lankan President asks for a report on removing chief controller examiner of economics test paper
Tue, Aug 12, 2014, 12:01 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 11, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has called for a report regarding the suspension of service of Professor Danny Atapattu who was tasked with the responsibility of preparing the G.C. E. (Advanced Level) economics paper for a long period of time.

Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena, in a letter to the Examinations Commissioner W M M Pushpakumara said that the President instructed him to submit a report to the cabinet.

A teachers' union in Sri Lanka, Ceylon Teachers' Union urged the President to appoint an independent panel to probe the problems related to the economics test paper at this year's G.C. E. (Advanced Level) examination

President's request refers to the alleged issues that cropped up in the advance level economics paper and verify the authenticity of the allegations made by Teachers’ Association regarding the economics paper and also to give details leading to the suspension of Prof Atapattu.

Minister Gunawardena has given a week for the Examinations Commissioner to probe the matter and to hand over a detailed report.

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