The Supreme Court said that the verdict on the petition challenging
the results of the GCE A level examination held last year would be
given on 25th instant.
This statement was made when the petition was taken up for hearing
yesterday before a three-member bench of judges headed by Chief
Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake.
This petition had been filed by the Lanka Teachers' Union and several
students who had participated in the examination concerned.
This petition had requested that the 'Z' score method for admitting
students to universities according to which marks obtained by students
following the Old and New syllabuses are taken together and not
separately be made invalid.
Meanwhile the discussion held by the University non-academic staff
with the Labour Department for winning their demands yesterday turned
out to be unsuccessful.
While the labour department officials had asked for a period of one
and a half months for solving the staff salary anomalies, the union
was asked to inform the department if it was agreeable to this.
It is 16 days now to the strike launched by the university non-academic staff.