Outstation kids clinch all honours at Grade 05 Scholarship Exam
Posted on October 7th, 2015

By Dasun Edirisinghe Courtesy Island

Students from outstation schools have obtained highest marks at the Grade 5 Scholarship examination, according to results released by the Examinations Department yesterday.


Kavinda Unantenna of Gangasiripura Vidyalaya in Gampola, Kavishka Wanigasekera of Makura Kanishta Vidyalaya in Malmaduwa and Melani Wijesinghe of Sri Sumangala Kanishta Vidyalaya in Ussapitiya, Mawanella have scored the highest marks at the 2015 Grade 5 scholarship examination. The three students have obtained 196 each out of 200 marks.

Commissioner General of Examinations W. M. N. J. Pushpakumara said that five students had scored identical marks (195) for the second place. They are Oshani Hashinika Gayashani of Udubaddawa Dammananda Maha Vidyalaya, Tharindya Kauri Perera of Hiripitiya Primary School in Veyangoda, Nigara Maduhansa of Kelaniya Janadhipathi Vidyalaya in Mahara, Kadawatha, Wishwa Pathiraja of Pahathgama

Roman Catholic Junior School in Hanwella and Dulap Nethul Wijesekera of Udupila Primary School in Delgoda.

Savindu Aman of Siri Dhamma Vidyalaya in Labuduwa, Akmeemana, Gamindu Sasmitha of P. De S. Kularatne Kanishta Vidyalaya in Peniyana, Ambalangoda and Sanjan Abeydheera of Tangalle Model School had been placed third with 194 marks, he said.

Results are available on the Examination Department website www.doenets.lk or results.exams.gov.lk. Students also could obtain results by sending text message by typing exam<space>GV15<space>index number to 1919. The exam results had also been posted to respective schools yesterday, Pushpakumara said.

The Examination Chief said that about 333,671 students had sat the examination held on August 23.

He said the pass mark for the Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Kandy, Matale, Kurunegala, Galle, Matara and Kegalle districts was160, for the Ratnapura and Hambantota Districts 158 and for the Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa Districts 156.

The pass marks for other districts are: 155 for Mullaitivu, Ampara, Puttalam, Badulla and Moneragala Districts; 153 for Trincomalee, Nuwara Eliya and Vavuniya Districts.

In the Tamil medium the pass mark of 154 is for Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Kandy, Matale, Kurunegala, Galle, Matara and Kegalle districts. The second highest pass mark for Tamil medium is 153 for Jaffna, Vavuniya, Batticaloa and Badulla Districts and 152 for Kilinochchi, Mannar, Ampara, Mullaitivu, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Ratnapura Districts.

The pass marks for other districts in the Tamil medium are: 151 for Nuwara Eliya Trincomalee, Puttalam, and Moneragala Districts, 150 for Hambantota District.

Pushpakumara said applications for re-correction could be submitted through school heads before Oct. 23.


6 Responses to “Outstation kids clinch all honours at Grade 05 Scholarship Exam”

  1. NeelaMahaYoda Says:

    This shows there is no future for Colombians. If this trend continues the future belongs to the majority in the rural areas.
    The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.-Eleanor Roosevelt

  2. Independent Says:


    Colombians don’t have to sit these exams. These poor students sit exams to come to Colombo schools.
    Where can the student of Royal College , Ananda College, Nalada College go ?

    Actually if a day comes when Royal students sit this exam to go to Nocchiyagama Maha Vidyalaya , we have achieved a great success. At least most good cricketers are now form village.

  3. Lorenzo Says:


    I think it happens every year. But university entrance exam is different because of CHAETING.

    Small kids don’t cheat much. Big kids cheat more. Adults cheat even more.

    The SKILLS they test also differ. MATH AND MOTHER TOUNGUE. University entrance tests other skills.

    Nevertherless a very encouraging sign for future. Teach all kids ENGLISH early on and teach them TECHNOLOGY. Teach them PATRIOTISM. SL will be in safe hands.

  4. Independent Says:

    Cheating is large scale by Tamils.
    FYI there are no “University Entrance Exam” in Sir Lanka. We must introduce it to check the Tamils.

  5. NeelaMahaYoda Says:

    You are wrong again.
    For your information children from Colombo schools also sit for the exam to get a place in the National schools and the scholarship money. Royal College , Ananda College, Nalada College are national schools, but there are a few hundreds local government and private schools in and around Colombo. For example, All grade 6 students at Colombo Musaeus College sat for the exam hoping to get a place at Visaka.

  6. Independent Says:

    Sorry NMY it is you who is wrongly understood.

    You did not say “Colombo schools”. You said “Colombians”.

    “Colombians” have an unofficial definition. It means those people (not necessarily in Colombo ) behaving in certain manner. Nimal on this web confessed he is one ( he is from Kandy I suppose). You can ask him. Colombian students go to Royal, St. Thomas’s, Trinity, Ananda, Nalanda etc. What is the point for them to sit ? That is what I asked.

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