1187 students in internment camps sit for GCE A/L examination

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 11 August 2009, 14:59 GMT]
1187 students including a visually impaired student detained in internment camps with nearly 300,000 people displaced from Vanni region have been sitting for the G.C.E.Advanced Level-2009 examinations which commenced Tuesday. District education officials said that about 166 students are identified by Sri Lanka military as ex-combatants.

27 ex-female combatants are allocated a centre located in the premises of Vavuniyaa campus of the Jaffna University which is located in Pampaimadu.

139 male ex-combatants are allocated a centre in the Gamini Maha Vidiyalayam.

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) protection has been provided to these students, officials say.

The rest of the students from the internment camps are allocated eight centres to sit for the examination, sources said.


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