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The conducting of tuition classes targeting the 2019 G.C.E Advanced Level Examination and the Grade Five Scholarship Examination would be prohibited after July 30 and 31 midnight respectively, the Department of Examinations said. 

Examinations Commissioner General Sanath Pujitha said organising, conducting subject-oriented lecturers, seminars or classes, printing examination-oriented papers, distribution and giving publicity via electronic media, posters and banners claiming to provide similar questions five days before the examinations were also prohibited. 

“If a person or an institution violates these regulations, complaints could be lodged at the nearest police station or the examinations department,” he said. 

People could contact the Police Headquarters at 011 242 1111, Police Emergency at 119, Examinations Department at 1911 and the Schools Examinations Organising Branch at 011 278 4208 or 011 278 4537.

The GCE Advanced Level Examination would be held from August 5 to August 31 while the Grade Five Examination would be held on August 4. 

The Department said 337,704 candidates will sit for the G.C.E Advanced Level Examination at 2,678 examination centres. 

It said 339,369 candidates will sit for the Grade Five Examination in 2,995 examination centres.   A total of 198,229 candidates would face the A/L examination under the new syllabus while 139,475 candidates would face the examination under the old syllabus. 

The department said 255,529 children will sit for the Grade Five Examination in Sinhala medium and 83,840 children will sit for the examination in Tamil medium. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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