The Examinations Department yesterday provided emergency facilities to a candidate involved in an accident, to sit for the GCE Ordinary Level examination at the Homagama hospital.

The candidate, Anusha Madhushanka met with an accident while travelling to Meegoda Maha Vidyalaya for the OL examination yesterday morning.

The student was driven to the school by his brother on a motor bicycle when a SLTB bus knocked them.

The student and his brother were taken to the Homagama hospital. The student who sustained minor injuries had requested to sit for the examination. Homagama Zonal Education Director Palitha Weerasooriya who visited the student in hospital said he immediately contacted the Examinations Commissioner General following the student’s request and made arrangements for the student to sit for the paper, at the Homagama hospital. “The student sat for the exam in a special room arranged at the hospital under the supervision of a special examiner appointed by the Examinations Department.” Weerasooriya said. The student involved in the accident is a resident of Watareka, Meegoda. 

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