The GCE Advance level examination begins today.
A total of 315605candidates are eligible to sit the examinations which will be held till 27th this month at 2204 examination centers.
Examinations Commissioner General W.M.N.J. Pushpakumara said that both mobile phones and ‘Smart’ wristwatches were barred from being taken inside the examination centre.
The Examinations Commissioner said that if a candidate was caught bringing electronic devices he would be subjected to a five-year ban from sitting examinations.
Similarly the examinations commissioner general asserted that stringent action would be taken against outsiders who aid candidates to engage in fraudulent acts.
The examination department has also announced the hotlines for candidates, parents and others to complain about persons helping in doing fraudulent acts.
The examinations department said that accordingly such complaints could be lodged using numbers 1911, 011 278 42 08 and 0112 784 537.