Addressing the media today, he said some 24,950 candidates will appear for the examination and 1,540 staff members are participating in this under 44 Boards of Inquiry.
The 2021 A/L exam was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other crises, he said.
This examination had to be conducted somehow as the results of these children had been delayed. We cannot allow ourselves to waste more time on children's higher education. The Divisional Secretaries were informed about supplying fuel to the relevant officials to report to examination duties.
The examination will be held at 44 examination centres around the country. The SLTB, as well as private buses are expected to ensure candidates and staff reach the respective centers.
Around 25,000 children are told to take this test in the midst of challenges anyway. We have spent Rs. 10 million to conduct these examinations.
If the candidates are unable to go to the relevant centers, they are requested to visit the Chief Inspectors on the following day to change the exam date.
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