Commissioner General of Examinations W.M.N.J. Pushpakumara said that Dinuka Krishan, of Harischandra College, Negombo claimed first place in the Grade 5 Scholarship Exam with 198 marks. Indumini Jayaratne of the Wellipillewa Junior School, in Ganemulla and Sanjana Nayanajith Tennakoon, of the Thulhiriya Junior School, were placed second in the rankings, scoring 197 marks. Furthermore, Sahas Dharmaratne, of the Kirillawala Junior School, took third place with 196 marks. Twelve students obtained 195 marks each and were placed fourth. The results are available on the official website of the Department of Examinations www.doenets.lk. On being informed, the Principals of schools in the Colombo and Sri Jayewardenepura zones were able to obtain the results from the School Examinations and Results division of the Examination Department yesterday. The Department said other results were posted to the respective schools. Meanwhile, candidates who wish to have their answer scripts re-scrutinized, must forward their applications before 20 October. The 1911 hotline is open for inquiries on the examination results.
The Grade 5 Scholarship exam was conducted at 3,014 examination centres across the island on the 20 August and a total of 350,462 candidates sat for it.
Furthermore, the Grade 5 Scholarship cut off marks to enter national schools have been released. Accordingly, the lowest mark needed to enter national schools from the Districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Kandy, Matale, Galle, Matara, Kurunegala, Kegalle is set at 164 for the Sinhala medium and 156 for the Tamil medium.