CID to probe students for cheating

The investigation of G.C.E. Ordinary Level students in two schools in Anuradhapura and Narahenpita police divisions, who used mobile phones at the examination, has been handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) by Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara.

The mobile phones and answer scripts used by the students were taken into police custody. The student, who sat for the Ordinary Level examination at the Anuradhapura centre had used Viber and Imo messaging applications to obtain answers.

Meanwhile, the Education Ministry stated that a student from a prominent school in Colombo, was also questioned over using a mobile phone during the Mathematics paper on Monday. The suspect is a private candidate and the incident had taken place in an examination centre in Colombo. Following the incident, the police stated that the incident will be probed under the supervision of the Education Ministry. Cheating at national level examinations is a punishable offence and sitting for examinations could be be prohibited for their lifetime for candidates who commit such offences. 

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