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Grade 5 scholarship exam results - The top rankers

As in previous years, students from outstation schools have obtained highest marks at the Grade 5 Scholarship examination 2016, according to the cut-off marks released by the Examinations Department on Tuesday night.

Commissioner General of Examinations, W. M. N. J. Pushpakumara said Sithija Niran Samarawickrema of Urugamuwa Methodist Kanishta Vidyalaya at Dickwella in the Matara District has scored the highest marks. He obtained 196 out of 200 marks.

Pushpakumara said two students had obtained identical marks, 195, for the second place. They were Ruwanya Methmini Gunasekera of Assedduma Subarathie Kanishta Vidyalaya in Kuliyapitiya and Kokulanasan Ahisigan of Rambekulam Maha Vidyalaya in Vavuniya.

Pushpakumara said Nadini Sandesna Rajapaksa of Dedigama Primary School at Thuntota in Kegalle, Thejana Kawsith Wijekoon of Assedduma Subarathie Kanishta Vidyalaya in Kuliyapitiya, Mapa Mudiyanselage Nethmi Subodini of Ibbagamuwa Model Maha Vidyalaya,

Udayarajan Koshikan of R. K. M. Sri Koneshwara Hindu Vidyalaya in Trincomalee, Senith Dilwan Rajapaksa of Wickramashila Central College, Giriulla, Inesh Dulanjana Chandrasiri of St. Joseph Vaaz College, Wennappuwa, Lisandi Imethma Handapangoda of Royal College, Horana, Rehara Binoli Miskin of Bomiriya Munidasa Cumaratunga Kanishta Vidyalaya in Kaduwela and Umashankar Jayeni of Hindu Primary School, Jaffna scored identical 194 marks for the third place.

He said the pass mark in the Sinhala medium for Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Kandy, Matale, Kurunegala, Galle, Matara and Kegalle districts

was 159, for Ratnapura, Puttalam and Hambantota Districts 156 and Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Mullaitivu Districts 154.

The pass marks for other districts were: 153 for Badulla, 152 for Ampara and Moneragala Districts; 151 for Nuwara Eliya District; 150 for Trincomalee and Mannar Districts and 142 for Vavuniya District, Pushpakumara said.

The Examinations Chief said in the Tamil medium the pass mark of 153 was for Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Kandy, Matale, Kurunegala and Kegalle districts. The second highest pass mark for Tamil medium was 152 for Jaffna District and 151 for Vavuniya, Batticaloa, Ampara, Trincomalee, Puttalam, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Badulla and Ratnapura District.

The pass marks for other districts in the Tamil medium are: 150 for Nuwara Eliya, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu Districts, 149 for Hambantota and Moneragala Districts.

Pushpakumara said applications for re-corrections could be submitted through school heads before November 04.

He said the Grade Five Scholarship examination 2016 results had been released on the Internet Tuesday night and posted the results to respective schools yesterday.

Pushpakumara said more than 350,740 candidates had sat the examination on August 21.

He said anyone can inquire regarding the results from the department hotline 1911 or on telephone numbers 0112784208, 0112784537, 0113188350 and 0113140314.
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