Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Fitch rates Sri Lanka's USD bond 'BB-(EXP)' ratings
-- [36 minutes ago]
President makes an inspection visit to J.R. Jayawardene Centre
-- [1 hour and 20 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan engineer kidnapped in Nigeria released
-- [2 hours ago]
Opposition to bring no-confidence motion against Sri Lankan PM on June 9
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government appoints a special committee to study continuation of Colombo port city project
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's cabinet postpones final decision on electoral reforms bill for next meeting
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Development Bonds issue oversubscribed to US$ 338 million
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Bank of Ceylon starts year with Rs.4.4 billion PBT in 1Q 2015
Former Sri Lankan minister Johnston Fernando released on bail
Striking health sector employees of Sri Lanka return to work

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.