The GCE Advanced Level Examination is being held in 1932 examination centres throughout the country including the North and East.
The Exam started at 8.30 a.m. today. The largest number of candidates in the history of the examination is appearing for the exam this year.
269,000 candidates have applied to sit the exam. Facilities were provided to hold the examination in a peaceful manner covering the North Eastern Region as well.
The Commissioner General of Examinations Anura Edirisinghe has said that the examination will be conducted until the 3rd of next month. He further said that the schools unit of the Examination Department will be kept open for 24 hours during the examination.
Meanwhile the Private Bus Employees Association has decided to allow free transport facility for students who are sitting the (A Level) Examination.