The GCE Advanced Level Examination commence today at 2,678 centres island wide with 337 thousand 704 candidates, including 74 thousand 789 private candidates, sitting the exam.
A Department press release said that the AL exam will continue till August 31.
The exam will be conducted for both the new and old syllabus, and 139 thousand 475 students will sit for the exam under the old syllabus while 198 thousand 229 students will sit for the exam under the new syllabus.
During the time period the examination is conducted, using loudspeakers near the examination center would be prohibited, and police has noted that legal action would be taken according to the legal provisions against such action.
Further police media spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekera noted that special protection for examination centers as well as vehicles transporting the questions papers and answer scripts has been provided.