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The Advanced Level results which were released late last night contain errors in the calculation of district and island ranks. Sources at the ministry of education stated that there is a strong possibility of the results that were issued being suspended.

There have been many reports from the different parts of the country that even the Z score and the results of certain students are erroneous. The Examination ministry previously stated that only the rankings were inaccurate. Some students allege that they have recieved results for subjects they werent candidates for during the examinations held in August.

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  • misunderstood Monday, 26 December 2011 05:37 AM

    the Department has failed the test!!

    HK Monday, 26 December 2011 05:46 AM

    Our country is in error

    Mishra Monday, 26 December 2011 05:45 AM

    terrible farce. Horrible and incompetent people. All responsible should be fired.

    Aristotle Monday, 26 December 2011 05:57 AM

    Miracles and more miracles from the miracle Ministers.

    Josh Monday, 26 December 2011 05:52 AM

    only that?? a friend of mine got a F result for a subject he never even did exams for... how that??

    Sam Monday, 26 December 2011 05:56 AM

    Oh great.

    Everyone knew there would be two syllabi this year since two or more years ago - when the new syllabus was introduced. Still they all had to wait until the result announcement date to realize that there will be an issue with two different Z-scores, and yet they can't get it right.

    You are playing with students lives, careers and their future. Can't you just be a bit more careful with these. Now the Education Minister can say again that he doesn't understand these. When will someone take responsibility.

    makalu Monday, 26 December 2011 05:57 AM

    May be politics has crept into the O/L and A/L results too. What they have left for us.

    alex Monday, 26 December 2011 06:04 AM


    Malcolm Monday, 26 December 2011 06:04 AM

    I am amazed at the level of sheer incompetence and callousness displayed by the Ministry of Education -
    1.the Ministry was aware of the different syllabus's in use for 3 whole years.
    2. The Ministry was also aware of the of the issues that would arise from these differences.
    3. The Ministry was further aware of the technical issues in grading such an examination.
    4. The various dates and deadlines that were given was false and misleading.
    5. The errors created after the results were released - District Rankings and Island rankings were withdrawn
    The news is disconcerting and displays complete and utter ignorance: It more over displays a complete disrespect towards the 250,000 odd students who sat for this examination.
    Is this the sophistication of the education department?
    The Minister is finally responsible that this errors should never have been committed and ought to dignify his situation with his immediate resignation.

    bash Monday, 26 December 2011 06:11 AM

    Now, playing with education sector, this is what will happen when people with no correct education is given power

    dini Monday, 26 December 2011 06:18 AM

    yeah the exact same thing happened to me!!! bloody exams department.. i didn'e even do accounts and i got an F for it!

    student Monday, 26 December 2011 06:13 AM

    minister of education, minister of higher education, commissioner of exams should resign. they've failed in everything!

    Senduran Monday, 26 December 2011 06:21 AM

    Plesh chek every resaltz, k

    Chulanga Monday, 26 December 2011 06:19 AM

    Ultimately the general public have no confident with the department of Examinations

    mahajanaya Monday, 26 December 2011 06:26 AM

    Its a Shame! This Country did have problems in setting up examination papers at one time, Now its even more worse with the finalising of results. What is the reliability of these results? Mr Education Minister Are Your There?

    Ministry of Education had failed the test!

    SL Monday, 26 December 2011 06:23 AM

    Isn't this a fault of the officials?

    rasimahamed Monday, 26 December 2011 06:27 AM

    poor government..D.O.E acts as a fool....plays with students future...

    amila Monday, 26 December 2011 06:38 AM

    Pl Mr. MR look in to this personnely. SL's future is in danger again...

    ameera Monday, 26 December 2011 06:33 AM

    The entire education system is in a mess.Both the ministers are only talking to the gallery and the future of our children are much to be concerned.The minister should take the responsibility and resign.

    Malin daSDS Monday, 26 December 2011 06:42 AM

    What an unlucky batch we are....
    first v had to do our O/L Maths paper twice 3 years ago, Then they postponed giving are A/L results so much that they were put out on Christmas day, NOW they are saying that the results they DID put out are incorrect!! What a JOKE!!!!

    GUNATUNGA Monday, 26 December 2011 06:42 AM

    Our President had intervened to get the results released when the Dept ; was holding on to them.according to a news report. For Christ's sake do not fault the officials of the Dept.They perhaps wanted time to check the results for any errors.Please Mr. President think more than once as its best not to use your iron fist indiscriminately.

    Eranga Monday, 26 December 2011 06:42 AM

    Many brightest students (who got 80s and 90s for their subjects in term tests) who are supposed to get best results have got only Cs Ss and Fs. Even the worst students in the class have got better results. Nobody accept these results. Only option is to re-check the papers and get the correct marks directly from them. BANDULA YOU BETTER GO HOME. YOU SPOIL WHEREEVER YOU GO.

    mohammed Monday, 26 December 2011 06:52 AM

    S.B thought he could have a one man show and act like merwin. Professonals are differ to thugs.

    Balathasan Monday, 26 December 2011 06:52 AM

    Poor, innocent children are cheated every turn. All the Ministers ,MPs and oficials should be deprived their civil rights and pension rights. - Citizen

    Shan Monday, 26 December 2011 07:05 AM

    Where is Grero??? Why he is silent??

    varuna Monday, 26 December 2011 07:08 AM

    this is what happen when responsible people do "kade" for politicians instead of doing their jobs.

    Dutugemunu1 Monday, 26 December 2011 07:08 AM

    what a terrible mess .Who is going to take the responsibility?.This decision of conducting two separate exams for old and new syllabuses was taken long time back and nobody in the ministry or examination department took it seriously and this is the repercussion of it..See the unfortunate situation of students who got wrong ranking and what is their mentality when their dreams are shattered.

    loku Monday, 26 December 2011 07:12 AM

    Shameful and shameless!

    Ragavi Monday, 26 December 2011 07:15 AM


    Jagath Leanage Monday, 26 December 2011 07:10 AM

    Wonder of Asia?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 26 December 2011 07:13 AM

    What a great farce imposed on the students by the thoroughly inefficient Minister of Education who will now come on state controlled TV and start telling some sort of fairy tale to show how efficient he is whilst his subordinates are not. If the Minister has an iota of shame, he should quit forthwith but then again this is Sri Lanka, the Miracle of Asia!

    ricky Monday, 26 December 2011 07:20 AM

    Will the Dept. of Examination be able to ever compensate the psychological effects on a student who was expecting to pass well has received results showing she has failed???

    student2 Monday, 26 December 2011 07:21 AM

    WOW... What an excuse.... Another milestone (technical mistakes) in the history of the Miracle Land!

    joker Monday, 26 December 2011 07:28 AM

    what a bunch of jokers...........
    have anyone of them passed AL?????????

    Yuganthi Monday, 26 December 2011 07:26 AM

    If the children are moralized after so call corrections in the exam results, there is a strong possibility of parents sue against the department of examinations asking huge compensations.

    mayu Monday, 26 December 2011 07:31 AM

    my brother is very brave in maths but he did not get good results in maths, how?

    Naseer Monday, 26 December 2011 07:33 AM

    Should this Government go to Hell or Students go to hell?

    j Monday, 26 December 2011 07:37 AM

    Let’s ask same student to mark his own test papers from next time

    abaraji Monday, 26 December 2011 07:32 AM

    It is a shame on Education department.All related party should be can they promise to release the results today,tomorrow,day after tomorrow finally it came out yesterday.It shows the incompetent of the people working in the department.!!!!!!!!

    Aristotle Monday, 26 December 2011 07:38 AM

    We have had excused from the politicians. Now a reader. Suba Anagathayake ( Anaa gena yake )

    fazli Monday, 26 December 2011 07:44 AM

    How frustrating this going to be for students.
    The real test for the students is 'WAITING'. Not
    the exam itself. I beg of the authorities to release
    them soon without any further delays otherwise
    there will be far reaching irreversible consequences.

    nadiyah Monday, 26 December 2011 07:57 AM

    i knw a person who could hav not failed a subject failing it! seriously, if they had known there will be soo many errors they could hav just waited a little while longer and given a proper result without errors!

    ADAHAN Monday, 26 December 2011 08:01 AM

    It seems the mid night auspicious time is not the right time to release the A/L results.

    janaka bandara Monday, 26 December 2011 08:15 AM

    as a responsible authority, department of Exam have already given a wrong signal to the parents and student. Its no issue that there are number of entering task involving in database. but the final results should be rechecked several time before giving to the public. its a huge failure. though the department will corrected one the damage to the student mind cant be fixed as it was

    pererea Monday, 26 December 2011 08:44 AM

    3 idiots 1. S.B 2. Bandula 3. mongal Lal

    Aristotle Monday, 26 December 2011 08:46 AM

    Then why do we have so may ministers. Think

    Daya Monday, 26 December 2011 08:46 AM

    No one in the Cabinet who are capable of finding a solution to this intricate problem.They have no capacity to understand the nature of the problem They are all Buffaloes including the Minister. My son was effected with this bloody mess. I know that " Daily Mirror " will not publish this.They are scared to publish this.This is the country we live in." Paradise of Asia". Hell is the word.

    Citizen Monday, 26 December 2011 09:08 AM

    This is why they say "too many cooks would spoil the soup"! We have too many Education Ministers but none of the blokes know what they do. One bloke says he "does not understand what the Z-Score is" and the other bloke is hell-bent on fighting with the Uni-students and does all what he could to destroy the Universities. Aren't they not playing with the education of our children? Just because they don't have anything upstairs If at, some bull-shit) they should not be allowed to ruin the education of our children. KOWDA MEWATA WAGA KIYANNE?????????

    unp man Monday, 26 December 2011 09:09 AM

    politicians and officials are practicing dirty politics. They are far away from professional practices.
    Not only education department, all departments are paralyzed

    student Monday, 26 December 2011 09:13 AM

    will they change the results.......

    MalindaSDS Monday, 26 December 2011 09:10 AM

    The educational department had 3 years to plan our exams. They failed to do that. That is why we are in this mess in the first plc. Mahinda did the ryt thing by askin them to release the results soon. I blame the department for not preplanning!!

    adnan Monday, 26 December 2011 09:14 AM

    Why also not a comment from newly appointed the monitoring M.P. of the education minister,Mohan Lal Greru who joint with a pledge to do something on education! Shame for Sri Lanka.

    amila Monday, 26 December 2011 09:31 AM

    Who will have a trust on them even if they release results v2 ?
    Need a recllection of all marks given to each question and issue gradings and re issue z-score for each student.
    Better if this could be done by a new set of people.

    fazli Monday, 26 December 2011 09:49 AM

    wagakeema? & whats that. Havent heard. And imagine the minister him self doesnt have a clue. Do you all see
    the true magnitude of the problem in hand?
    Absolutly pathetic situation. In the end no body will be
    held responsible.

    bada gediya Monday, 26 December 2011 09:44 AM


    Samurdee MinisterNo1 Monday, 26 December 2011 09:48 AM

    Is it like samurdee game...very very confusing one

    Peter Monday, 26 December 2011 10:03 AM

    There are many ministers. I think that no one is doing their job properly.

    niranjan Monday, 26 December 2011 10:12 AM

    it will make the question mark to the recognition of the Srilankan education.its definitely make a terrific deviation in trust which the foriegn universites had in Sl education System.the responsible ministers should say the answers...innocent students

    Ashan Monday, 26 December 2011 10:23 AM

    This is stupid. Our cousins who got all distictions in olevels have fail marks in this alevel.they are really upset so see how the students are sad.terrible state about education

    eager Monday, 26 December 2011 10:22 AM

    will they be correcting/marking the papers again??????will the results change or is it only the distric and island ranks and the z-score?????

    Ashan Monday, 26 December 2011 10:26 AM

    they will change the results as i feel

    Anonymous Monday, 26 December 2011 10:21 AM

    I got 2As and a B..
    I have never scored above 50% to a any subject in a Term Tests..Expected 3S`s..

    mohanarajan Monday, 26 December 2011 10:27 AM

    last time they were favour to include the sons and daughters of the ministers and mps. this time they have played with the life of the poor people. all the result has changed. so there should be a re-correction after withdrew of the AL results. We suspicious on The paper correction and counting the marks. there should be some serious error. this govt can not release at lease this AL results how the people can trust on them on Elections and Budget tooo.... . Therefore, re-correction should be done without prejudice to the catches.

    UniDon Monday, 26 December 2011 10:36 AM

    SB-Navarthne duo can only sell, but can't produce

    Hiraz Monday, 26 December 2011 10:38 AM

    Well educated personality required for education ministery like for everything keeping interview..are these ministers properly interviewed by authority?

    MR please terminate the minister for the sake of good prosparous SL future..

    suthtara Monday, 26 December 2011 10:44 AM

    so many cook ministers spoil the soup of education.

    fazli Monday, 26 December 2011 10:41 AM

    @adnan: may be grero too doesnt understand about z score.

    Appuhamy Monday, 26 December 2011 10:38 AM

    what is the purpose of passing examination. after all you will do what you are asked to do by authorities if you are selected as government servant.

    Berty Monday, 26 December 2011 10:40 AM

    Its sheer incompetence. SB should resign forthwith.He has`proved himself to be highly incompetent. He is highly competent only for political platforms (Empty Drum)

    Person Monday, 26 December 2011 10:46 AM

    Hey. i've been hearing that many of the results have turned up mixed up. people that were totally sure about A's, had only gotten S passes. this is twisted.
    it would be really great if results could be re-checked, for the greater good of everyone :)

    Eng Monday, 26 December 2011 10:48 AM

    Now I am Pass the exam. If they change the result. I will fail.


    matanam bayay Monday, 26 December 2011 10:52 AM

    mathematical problem.....:) authorities must be educated.....:)

    Dhanush Monday, 26 December 2011 10:52 AM examination dept gave results to the students even without facing test paper..
    Will Greru be change this?? .....

    Sober-guy Monday, 26 December 2011 11:04 AM


    Muhandiram Monday, 26 December 2011 11:10 AM

    The government ended the war on Terror. Now it has to grapple with "error" in its ranks!

    Pity Monday, 26 December 2011 11:14 AM

    All of them are idiots, should be sent to Angoda for doing a bad job with the students AL results.

    Javi Monday, 26 December 2011 11:16 AM

    This is not a first time in our examination history!
    In this technogical era how can this serious mistake
    Examine department should be examined and
    Organised !!!

    Shiraz Monday, 26 December 2011 11:14 AM

    Wonders of Asia!!!!!!!!! More to come..

    Shiraz Monday, 26 December 2011 11:14 AM

    Wonders of Asia!!!!!!!!!

    Edumohamed Monday, 26 December 2011 11:32 AM

    Everyone responsible for this,must resign as soon as they realize they r not suitable for the positions,but normally no any politician or officials in SL do not do so, but here in UK it is different. thugs and tuition masters r not suitable for the education sector.Please look into it @least for the sake of our future generation.Bcos we cannot let it happen for education sector which is very important for mankind.

    Ruz Monday, 26 December 2011 11:34 AM

    At the exam physics was the harder paper, both combined maths and chemistry were relatively easier.. And when i checked my results i saw that i have failed chem n Maths which i cant believe specially chemistry because i worked really hard,... Does the ministers know how many night we spend studying... How we went for classes in busses.. They think it's a joke?? Forget local im doing London A/L'S!

    Modaya Monday, 26 December 2011 11:34 AM

    This is not the first time it happened. This happened every year and got caught in 2005 in Chemistry paper. Although Anura Edirisinghe, the Commissioner should have been sacked that time, he somehow survived thanks to Sri Lankan politics. This guy is a political stooge. This is true for many institutions. Incompetent Generals are steering the country towards the hell. Mr. President, chase those idiots away and please rescue the country if you love it.

    Lanke Banda Monday, 26 December 2011 11:37 AM

    Playing with children's Lives. Whilst the Ministers are having a Jolly Good Time. This GOVT has failed terribly in the Education sector.

    tarinda Monday, 26 December 2011 12:02 PM


    Wasura Edirisuriya Monday, 26 December 2011 12:10 PM

    recheck all the answerpapers and issue new marks,otherwise
    many students will be prejudiced.

    Dee Monday, 26 December 2011 12:45 PM

    Can we have the president to intervene and solve this please.!

    Teacher Monday, 26 December 2011 12:56 PM


    Upali Monday, 26 December 2011 01:09 PM

    Obviously things have gone wrong not in one step, but many steps of the process. Please take time and start from the point of entry of results if the confidence of the young generation and their parents are to be retained. We also must understand that it is not possible to command office workers to deliver goods overnight. The staff in the Dept should be allowed to go through everything carefully and not take the expressway.

    Shageevan Monday, 26 December 2011 01:34 PM

    Seems like a system error to me. As I have learned before, the algorithm used to calculate the Z-Score changes based on the overall marks of the entire students on a specific stream. May be the change this time may have caused the system to become unstable. If the system is fully automated, most likely there are three reasons for the errornous results.

    1. Data entry is faulty or
    2. The query which has been designed to retrieve the data is faulty or
    3. The database structure have been changed and they forgot to change the query to march the database.

    Any how what has happened is simply happened. The authorities should be more careful on handling these kind of sensitive information.

    Zarudeen Monday, 26 December 2011 02:08 PM

    Lets us think positively. The new commissioner of Exam. Mr. Pushpakumara, a professional SLEAS officer will do a good job form next year. He has proven his ability in Ed. Publication department. Education sector has gown more sophisticated now Politically promoted officers can't manage it Now we have to appoint professionals from business/academic community to head even provincial and zonal education offices

    ict professional Monday, 26 December 2011 02:43 PM

    The problem may be with security.Some may hack and do changes.Now some young students are capable of doing hacking.If it not possible to have security solutions sufficiently best thing is to refrain from using ICT for this type of work .

    Josh Monday, 26 December 2011 08:31 PM

    when has a minister or a responsible public official resigned from his / her post after a mistake has happened in this country??

    Josh Monday, 26 December 2011 08:37 PM

    its about time that SL students start taking internationally standardized exams... london AL's.. students form over 50 countries at the same time twice a year and still they do the job perfectly.. here.. less than 400000 students and from one country and the error rate is 100%...

    Josh Monday, 26 December 2011 08:47 PM

    he intervened and that is why this is a mess now... you want more interventions???

    com Monday, 26 December 2011 10:47 PM

    This is good example where country is heading.

    Teacher abroad Tuesday, 27 December 2011 01:45 AM

    Totally agree.

    ASK Tuesday, 27 December 2011 02:32 AM

    Utter incompetency!

    junka Tuesday, 27 December 2011 02:50 AM

    Stupid politicians ruining education system. Country is already ruined. Now the future too. Good lesson for slaves of politicians. Not only you, but your children will suffer too.

    Joe Tuesday, 27 December 2011 02:59 AM

    Every Day there is a interesting topic in our country..Now in Education..Playing with children's Lives..Whats next???

    lucky Tuesday, 27 December 2011 03:06 AM

    with this kind of political administrators, even a proper qualified person cannot do his job as he likes, the issue is not only with the departments, but with the politicians who are just trying to give orders without identifying the consequences of their act.

    Navaratne Herath Tuesday, 27 December 2011 03:06 AM

    These are the top two JOKES OF THE CENTURY

    krishna Tuesday, 27 December 2011 03:07 AM

    Don`t blame the Government because it is their nature.Even in G.C.E A/L they did the same.

    dinesh Tuesday, 27 December 2011 03:11 AM

    this is shame shame puppy shame...

    roshan Tuesday, 27 December 2011 03:39 AM

    this is a crime committed by SL governemnt and its foul mouthed minister against the srilankan students. The brighter students who would become excellent doctors are now left in the lurch. Our moda minissu dont undertasnd the blow.

    kolitha fernando Tuesday, 27 December 2011 03:59 AM


    Perakum Tuesday, 27 December 2011 04:06 AM

    i pass exam. pray god not to revise results. then i will fail.

    buffaloa citizen Tuesday, 27 December 2011 04:10 AM

    He himself is a danger to this nation.

    Farhath Tuesday, 27 December 2011 04:10 AM

    I was confident of my results,but i didnt get the results i expected.The government is playing with our lifes..The ministers and the deputies should be suspended immediately.Will the ministers play with their own children's life????
    Irresponsible government!!!!

    afraid of White Van Tuesday, 27 December 2011 04:18 AM

    Srilanka - The undisputed miracle of Asia........

    Jamis Banda Tuesday, 27 December 2011 04:32 AM

    Dream on ! Will never happen in this country. Education was something that was right for a long time, but, has not been the case since of late..

    Hiraz Tuesday, 27 December 2011 04:33 AM

    Ruz..don't worry..we will release your correct results soooon..

    Jamis Banda Tuesday, 27 December 2011 04:34 AM

    Well, Shut up, get your certificate and Join a University, but don't get ragged...

    sudha Tuesday, 27 December 2011 06:37 AM

    no point in blaming our goverment, we already know how the result will be going to

    lankatarzan Tuesday, 27 December 2011 07:27 AM

    The result of wrong people at the wrong place.

    Victor Tuesday, 27 December 2011 07:38 AM

    Don't get angry. We will get to know the followings

    1) Examination Dept made a mistake

    2) Minister is very angry about it and warned the dept to be more careful

    3) Minister intervined and ordered a full scale inquiry.

    4) Educated people supports minister's decision and says it is SO GREAT for minister to think about the students

    5) As usual we paste a sticker on our face as FULL TIME IDIOTS and wants our team perform better in South Africa ignoring a burning issue with our future generation.

    6) Minister become HERO and Dept of Examination becomes VILLION

    Thank You. Hope the match will start on time.

    Ellaine Tuesday, 27 December 2011 09:06 AM

    They must change...... there is a talk going on that some papers were corrected by the peradeniya uni students....

    Dee Tuesday, 27 December 2011 09:47 AM

    All problems under the sun gets settled , so they say. so lets ask all mighty.

    Ellaine Tuesday, 27 December 2011 10:58 AM

    Look on to all these comments and find a good solution

    Sicilly Tuesday, 27 December 2011 07:40 PM

    WHAT? Faulty. This happened purposely

    Sicilly Tuesday, 27 December 2011 07:42 PM

    Ok friend no worries. Time will answer. I am sure god has leave you with a nice path. Be cool.

    Sicilly Tuesday, 27 December 2011 07:52 PM

    Oh common man. We also faced so many issues just as you.One day all you guys who did well will do well in your life.

    Just go ahead.

    Gamaya Wednesday, 28 December 2011 04:35 AM

    what's that mean is, if you did account, you should fail. Very smart system.

    neem Sunday, 08 January 2017 03:27 PM

    i got A for the sub that i couldnt do well but i got F for my good doing and favourite sub what is this who can help me

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