By Dasun Edirisinghe
Students from outstation schools have obtained highest marks at the Grade 5 Scholarship examination, according to results released by the Examinations Department yesterday.
Kavinda Unantenna of Gangasiripura Vidyalaya in Gampola, Kavishka Wanigasekera of Makura Kanishta Vidyalaya in Malmaduwa and Melani Wijesinghe of Sri Sumangala Kanishta Vidyalaya in Ussapitiya, Mawanella have scored the highest marks at the 2015 Grade 5 scholarship examination. The three students have obtained 196 each out of 200 marks.
Commissioner General of Examinations W. M. N. J. Pushpakumara said that five students had scored identical marks (195) for the second place. They are Oshani Hashinika Gayashani of Udubaddawa Dammananda Maha Vidyalaya, Tharindya Kauri Perera of Hiripitiya Primary School in Veyangoda, Nigara Maduhansa of Kelaniya Janadhipathi Vidyalaya in Mahara, Kadawatha, Wishwa Pathiraja of Pahathgama
Roman Catholic Junior School in Hanwella and Dulap Nethul Wijesekera of Udupila Primary School in Delgoda.
Savindu Aman of Siri Dhamma Vidyalaya in Labuduwa, Akmeemana, Gamindu Sasmitha of P. De S. Kularatne Kanishta Vidyalaya in Peniyana, Ambalangoda and Sanjan Abeydheera of Tangalle Model School had been placed third with 194 marks, he said.
Results are available on the Examination Department website www.doenets.lk or results.exams.gov.lk. Students also could obtain results by sending text message by typing exam<space>GV15<space>index number to 1919. The exam results had also been posted to respective schools yesterday, Pushpakumara said.
The Examination Chief said that about 333,671 students had sat the examination held on August 23.
He said the pass mark for the Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Kandy, Matale, Kurunegala, Galle, Matara and Kegalle districts was160, for the Ratnapura and Hambantota Districts 158 and for the Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa Districts 156.
The pass marks for other districts are: 155 for Mullaitivu, Ampara, Puttalam, Badulla and Moneragala Districts; 153 for Trincomalee, Nuwara Eliya and Vavuniya Districts.
In the Tamil medium the pass mark of 154 is for Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Kandy, Matale, Kurunegala, Galle, Matara and Kegalle districts. The second highest pass mark for Tamil medium is 153 for Jaffna, Vavuniya, Batticaloa and Badulla Districts and 152 for Kilinochchi, Mannar, Ampara, Mullaitivu, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Ratnapura Districts.
The pass marks for other districts in the Tamil medium are: 151 for Nuwara Eliya Trincomalee, Puttalam, and Moneragala Districts, 150 for Hambantota District.
Pushpakumara said applications for re-correction could be submitted through school heads before Oct. 23.