The G.C.E. Advanced Level examination will commence on Monday (23) with 331,709 candidates due to sit the exam.
The newly appointed Commissioner General of Examinations, Amith Jayasundara told media that 278,196 school candidates will face the examinations while 53,513 will be private candidates.
The exam would be held throughout the country, including exam centers on islands, to which papers would be transported by the Navy or the Air Force.
The Commissioner General said there have been positive responses with regard to the continuous power supply during the examination period. He said discussions were held with the Sri Lanka Transport Board, and Railways Department with regard to transportation as well as health authorities.
Despite the paper crisis, invigilators have been advised to provide students with adequate paper to write as well as for rough work.
The Commissioner General also requested the public to be considerate of students sitting Advanced Level without causing chaos and helping students by providing them transport if needed.
He said to refer only to the timetable issued by the Examinations Department available on its website www.doenets.lk
Gayathri Abeygunasekara, Commissioner of Examinations (Research and Development) requested students to face the examination even if they have misplaced their National Identity Card or the admission form.
“Arrangements have been made and all exam invigilators have been instructed to accept any document of proof either the passport or driving license. Even if they have lost the admission arrangements have been made to download the admission or to issue a temporary admission at the examination hall,” she said.