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Another person arrested over leaked A/L paper

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The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has arrested another person on suspicion of being involved in the incident of several questions of the 2023 GCE Advanced Level examination’s Agricultural Science I & II question papers allegedly being leaked prior to the exam.

The 38-year-old male suspect had served as the peon of the exam centre chief at the A/L examination centre established at the Moratuwa Maha Vidyalaya, says Police Media Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa.

On Sunday (14), the A/L Agricultural Science teacher of a popular government school in Ampara was arrested by the CID in relation to the same incident. The police also found the 2023 G.C.E Advanced Level examination’s Agricultural Science I & II question papers written in his own handwriting at his house.

The 52-year-old male teacher reportedly also conducts tuition classes for A/L students, according to police.

He was ordered to be remanded in custody until 26 January 2024, after he was produced before the Ampara Magistrate’s Court.

Meanwhile, the Department of Examinations announced that the relevant exam, which was deemed invalid, has been rescheduled to be held on Feb 01.

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8 arrested over gang rape of teen, remanded

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Eight youths who were arrested in connection with the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in the Jalthara area of Hanwella, have been remanded until June 28.

The suspects were produced before the Homagama Acting Magistrate Padmasiri Jayawardena today (June 24).

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GCE O/L results out within 10 days

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Examination Commissioner General Amith Jayasundara said yesterday (23) the results of the GCE Ordinary Level Exam 2023 (2024) will be released within the next 10 days.

He stated that efforts will be made to release the exam results within this week and if it is not possible, the results will be definitely released within ten days.

(dailynews.lk)

(This story, originally published by dailynews.lk has not been edited by SLM staff)

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Non-academic staff of schools to take TU action

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The non-academic staff of government schools have announced a decision to engage in a Trade Union action by reporting sick today (June 24) and tomorrow (25).

According to the Education Non-Academic Employees’ Union, the TU action is being carried out in the North Central, and North Western provinces and Kandy District today (24) .

General Secretary of the association Ajith K. Thilakarathne stated that the trade union action is being carried out based on several demands including a national policy for non-academic staff in the education sector.

Meanwhile, the National Organizer of the Principal Service Union – Sisira Rajapakse has announced that a nationwide strike has been planned for June 26.

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