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GCE A/L results - Don't couple national and int’l schools: Bandula

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UPFA MP Bandula Gunawardana yesterday criticized the government for publishing the GCE A/L examination results of national and international school students together.

He said the move was not only illegal but unfair because national schools study using taxpayers money.

“According to the recent A/L results, the first in the Island in the Arts stream was from an international school. This has never happened before. Coupling results of both national and international school exams together is unacceptable. There are no provision to do that,” the MP told a news briefing.

He said the results of only government and semi-government schools should be released together.

“Coupling exam results of government and international schools and selecting a student from an international school as topping the list may give the notion that one needs to send their kids to international schools for better results,” the MP said.

He said anyone, regardless of the school they attend has the right to sit any exam but however, only students of national schools should be considered when selecting the Island's first, second and third.  (Lahiru Pothmulla)

 

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  • Ravi Wednesday, 02 January 2019 06:18 AM

    After long time you seems to have given a good logic !!

    Barney Wednesday, 02 January 2019 06:26 AM

    Bankrupt politicians like him should be sent home by the voters next election. These guys are trying to garner political mileage by doing and saying anything, regardless of the consequences. I wonder if this tuition master cared if people thought they need to send their kids to tuition classes for better results. Nothing but a burden to this country!

    Banker Wednesday, 02 January 2019 06:51 AM

    Why aren't the international school children are also the children of this nation?

    D.P.Liyanage Wednesday, 02 January 2019 07:00 AM

    If students in International Schools follow the local syllabus/Local stream, they are every right to have results like this. How could it be illegal? Here it is clearly seen he is trying to introduce political instability by introducing unwanted issues. He said this never happened before. Can't he understand no International school pupil obtained that much gain before? Mad politicians.

    D.P. Liyanage Wednesday, 02 January 2019 07:02 AM

    The other thing, if this is illegal why can't he take legal action?

    City Wednesday, 02 January 2019 07:11 AM

    When you were conducting tution classes was it free of charge and the results from those children were counted at the exams. please don't make stupid statements like your famous 2500/- package.

    Nimalan Wednesday, 02 January 2019 07:20 AM

    Well said .

    kishan Wednesday, 02 January 2019 07:22 AM

    What nonsense. Isn't it discriminating against the students of international schools? They are also children who have studied equally hard.

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 02 January 2019 08:53 AM

    Int'l Students are also those who sat for the same examination paper under the same conditions of DOE, thus the final results awarded are the same. It is like a CIMA student sitting exam in Kenya or Timbuctoo or Japan or Sri Lanka, the results are the same. This is ignorant foolish talk, typical of the level of knowledge our Politicians have.

    Aneh Manda Bro Wednesday, 02 January 2019 08:56 AM

    Politicians already fueled a crisis between private and state universities. Now try to create comflict between international and national schools.

    Yahiya Wednesday, 02 January 2019 09:02 AM

    The first kidney

    deepalasanga@yahoo.com Wednesday, 02 January 2019 09:03 AM

    We are all Srilankan, he is trying to split our children for their cheap political agendas. this is a good move to get up our children together.

    Sharon Wednesday, 02 January 2019 09:07 AM

    Logic is acceptable, discrimination is not acceptable...

    Citizen Perera Wednesday, 02 January 2019 09:15 AM

    Former private tuition master who made millions from poor students...now he is against PRIVATE TUITION..

    mnsmart Wednesday, 02 January 2019 09:17 AM

    There is no reason to separate the two. one studies free of charge and the other pays for it.

    mnsmart Wednesday, 02 January 2019 09:19 AM

    Private schools like Trinity College, Hilwood College, St.bBrigets etc the results are announced together and there is no issue in including international schools if they follow the same syllabus.

    hishan Wednesday, 02 January 2019 10:29 AM

    Dum don't talk bullshit !!!

    Nilantha Wednesday, 02 January 2019 11:08 AM

    bull shit talk, idiot politician point of view.

    sathis jayaweera Wednesday, 02 January 2019 03:09 PM

    People should put in him garbage bin , like other countries do !

    Sunil Wednesday, 02 January 2019 03:29 PM

    This guy is an absolute idiot who does not know what he is talking about.

    Jaya Wednesday, 02 January 2019 04:01 PM

    You guys should learn to praise the things done by the present government. If you thing that critisizing each and every action of the present government will bring popularity, that happened in the old days.not now. Now we have many channels to know the good and bad.

    Citizen Wednesday, 02 January 2019 04:14 PM

    He's an uncivilized dick-head

    mohatti Wednesday, 02 January 2019 04:23 PM

    Lyceum teach local O/L and A/L - He doesn't understand this - so they sit for the same exam immaterial whether international (Branding) or Local

    A.LPonnamperuma Thursday, 03 January 2019 08:10 AM

    Dear Sir, Thank You for finding yet another ingenious way to create factions among these Sri lankans. This is exactly what we are short of. The need of the era. We should take it to the extent that even two brothers of the same family cannot stand together with brotherhood.

    Malli Thursday, 03 January 2019 11:11 AM

    We all are tired of this bull headed job less funny guy.Time is up to media to shun the door to this man.


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