This year's A/L examination begins today.
At the examination this time 236 thousand 25 students are sitting under the new syllabus while 41 thousand 676 do so under the old syllabus.
A specialty this time is that 574 students who had sat for the A/L examination last year too are sitting the exam this time.
The A/L examination is scheduled to be held at 2093 examination centres.
Fourteen thousand teachers have been deployed for supervision.
Responding to the query of our news team with regard to the examination held today, Examination Commissioner W. M. N. J. Pushpakumara stated as follows.