Exams Chief transferred to Edu Ministry

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By 2017-11-15

Commissioner General of Examinations, W.M.N.J. Pushpakumara has been transferred to the Ministry of Education with immediate effect.

According to Ministry sources, the transfer has been made in order to assist an ongoing investigation into various issues pertaining to the conduct of examinations and also examination papers.

Recently, the Deputy Commissioner of Examinations, who served as the Head of the Confidential and Institutional Examination Division was interdicted and suspended over allegations of negligence and misconduct.

Upon the instructions of Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, an investigation has already commenced into examinations held in the past by the Department of Examinations, including with regard to the appointment of members to exam boards, the preparation of question papers, protecting the confidentiality of exams and paper marking.

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