May 22, Colombo: The Minister of Education Susil Premajayantha today requested the people not to stage protests obstructing the national examinations which were held without any hindrance even during the war.
The Minister stated this while expressing his views at a media briefing held today regarding the GCE Ordinary Level Examination which commences tomorrow.
The Minister of Education also requested the public to give priority to the staff engaged in examination duties in obtaining fuel.
The Minister said that from today onwards, officials will be on duty to prepare for the GCE Ordinary Level Examination which will commence tomorrow.
It was also stated that the staff on examination duty have requested the Divisional Secretaries to issue letters considering them as essential services.
Meanwhile, Commissioner General of Examinations LMD Dharmasena commenting on the role of parents of children sitting for the GCE Ordinary Level Examination this year said the students taking the examination as well as the officers engaged in the examination duties should arrive at the examination centers well in advance.
The GCE Ordinary Level Examination which commences tomorrow will be held until the 1st of next month and 517,496 candidates are sitting for the exam at 3,844 examination centers island wide.