Top official of Exams Department suspended

Top official of Exams Department suspended

November 10, 2017   04:18 pm

The Deputy Commissioner of Examinations who served as the Head of the Confidential and Agency Examinations Division of the Department of Examinations has been suspended over several allegations of negligence and misconduct, with effect from today (10).

A statement issued by the Ministry of Education today said that the Secretary to the ministry Sunil Hettiarachchi has issued the letter suspending the official from duty with immediate effect, pending the approval of the Public Service Commission’s education services committee.   

On the instructions of Educations Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, an investigation has already commenced into examinations held in the past by the Department of Examinations, papers marking, preparing of question papers, appointment of members to the exam board and protecting the confidentiality of exams, it further said.    

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