Grade 5 Scholarship Examination results released

The results of the top-scorers of the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination held on August 20, 2017, have been released by the Department of Examinations.

Accordingly, W. K. Dinuka Krishan of Harischandra Maha Vidyalaya in Negombo has secured first place in the countrywide rankings, obtaining 198 marks.

M. A. M. Indumini Jayaratne of Welipillawa Junior School in Ganemulla and T. M. Sanjana Nayanajith Tennakoon of Thulhiriya Kanishta Vidyalaya have obtained 197 marks each to secure second place.

Meanwhile, the third place was secured by Tharul Sahas Dharmaratne of Kirillawala Primary School in Kadawatha, who obtained 196 marks.

According to the Examinations Department, 12 students had secured fourth place, obtaining 195 marks each, all of whom live outside Colombo.

They are Kalanka Pushpika of Assadduma Subharathi Kanishta Vidyalaya, Kasuni Hirunika of Vishaka Balika Vidyalaya in Kuliyapitiya, Kaveen Udakanda of Ovetigama Kanishta Vidyalaya in Pugoda, Lankangi Gunawardene of Ovitigama Kanishta Vidyalaya in Pugoda, Daham Vidumith of Nakkawatta Central College in Nakkawatta, Ramila Mayanajith of Daranagama Primary School, Chanul Chakmal of Horagasmulla Primary School, Vishmi Kalandika of Meegahathenna Primary School, Prasadi Dewmini of Dapane Ekamuthu Primary School, Samadhi Jayasinghe of Balangoda Kumara Vidyalaya, Lakshitha Prabhashwari of Bandaranaike Central College in Mapakadawewa and Himaya de Silva of Uhana Kanishta Vidyalaya.

Meanwhile, the district cut-off marks for Sinhala and Tamil medium of the 2017 Grade 5 Scholarship Examination were also released by the Examinations Department. According to the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination cut-off marks, 164 is the highest cut-off mark for Sinhala Medium while 156 is the highest cut-off mark for Tamil medium.

Both the Sinhala and Tamil medium highest cut-off marks are applicable for nine of the 25 districts. They are Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Kandy, Matale, Kegalle, Galle, Matara and Kurunegala.

The second highest cut-off mark, 162, in the Sinhala medium, is applicable for two districts as Hambantota and Ratnapura. In Tamil medium, the highest cut-off mark is 156 and it is applicable to the Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Kandy, Matale, Galle, Matara and Kurunegala and Kegalle.

The second highest cut-off mark is 155 and it is applicable to the Jaffna district only. The lowest cut-off mark in Sinhala medium is 158, reported from Nuwara Eliya, Mannar, Trincomalee, Monaragala. Tamil medium lowest cut-off mark is 151 and it is applicable for Polonnaruwa and Monaragala districts.

Meanwhile, students can check their results and further information on cut-off marks with the link ‘’ of the website of Department of Examinations.

Appeals for re-correction could be submitted through the respective school principals before October 20, 2017. 

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