(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Commissioner General of Examinations Mr. Amit Jayasundara says the 2022 General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (GCE O/L) examination will start today (29) at 3,568 centers across the island without any problems.
He said that about 40,000 staff will participate in the examination duties and that the question papers have been forwarded to all examination centers by Saturday (27) evening. He said the question papers are securely kept under police protection in the examination centers.
He said assistance of the armed forces including Police will be obtained to ensure examination centers are secure for the students to sit for the O/L Exam.
A total of 394,450 school and 78,103 private candidates are scheduled to sit for the delayed 2022 O/L Exam held from today to the 8th of June.
Commissioner-General of Examinations requested the candidates to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the exam to respective examination centers.
If there is any problem regarding the exam, more information can be obtained by calling 0112784208, 0112784537, 0112785922, 0112786616, he said.
Meanwhile, the National Transport Commission has decided to operate the Sisu Sariya bus service during the period of the O/L examination.
Accordingly, it is planned to continue operating the student bus service that is used to transport school children from today (29) until the 8th of June, said the Director General of the National Transport Commission, Dr. Nilan Miranda.
The Examination Department and the Disaster Management Center have jointly implemented a program for the students to appear for the examination without any inconvenience in the event of a disaster.
During the examination period starting today, if any student finds it difficult to come to the examination center due to a disaster situation, they can call the 117 emergency number of the Disaster Management Center or the 1911 coordination office established by the Examination Department.
The Disaster Management Center says that the guide on the GCE O/L Examination available on the website of the Disaster Management Center also includes the phone numbers of the officials who can be contacted in the respective areas in case of an emergency.
Meanwhile, the Prisons Department said 10 inmates will take the O/L Exam from today. Five inmates of Wataraka prison and five inmates of Welikada prison including an individual serving a life sentence are scheduled to sit for the exam.
Additional Commissioner General of Prisons, Prisons Media Spokesperson Mr. Chandana Ekanayake said that these inmates will appear for the exam at the centers established at the respective prisons under the full supervision of the Sri Lanka Examination Department.