Update – 2020 Grade Five Scholarship Exam will be held on October 11 Sunday. Sri Lanka Education Ministry has decided to announce Grade Five Scholarship Exam dates tomorrow after having discussion with relevant parties.

When 2020 Grade Five Scholarship Exam begins?

Normally, Grade Five Scholarship Exam is scheduled on August month every year, but the exam was postponed this year due to Coronavirus outbreak. Earlier officials said 2020 Grade Five Scholarship Exam will be held from September 13. But students and parents have requested to postpone it by several weeks. Now Ministry is having discussions with students, principals and teachers about this matter. Final decision on the date of the Grade Five Scholarship Exam will be decided probably coming days. Based on the final decision exam will be held on September 13 or postponed to another date. It will be a day in September month or October. With sudden increase in coronavirus cases, it is difficult to predict the exam dates. Relevant time table will be released soon after dates are confirmed. 2020 Grade Five Scholarship Exam will be held on October 11 Sunday

The Grade 5 Scholarship Exam timetable has NOT yet published or released and the timetable will release soon to examination department official website. Students can download the Grade Five Scholarship Exam time table ONLY from examination department official website. www.doenets.lk. There are some news websites & social media sites have posted wrong and fake time tables.

Government is considering to postpone the Grade Five Scholarship Exam again. Education minister Dullas Alahapperuma has advised officials to explore whether there is a need to postpone the examination. Minister told during a meeting that a group of students had requested him to postpone the exam, which is scheduled on September 13. Students and parents have requested to postpone exam at least by several weeks.

Earlier government said 2020 Grade 5 scholarship examination will be held on September 13 Sunday. Sri Lanka’s Education Minister says that 2020 Grade 5 Scholarship Exam (Paha Shreniya Shishyathwa Wibagaya) will be held on September 13. Exam was scheduled held on August but due to coronavirus outbreak exam postponed to September.

Earlier Examinations commissioner said that a reasonable and fair decision will be made considering Grade 5 Scholarship Exam, as schools remained closed due to coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

Examinations Department will depend on the advice of the Health Ministry and the Task Forces, in their decision to hold exams. A series of meeting will be held coming days to take the decision.

Earlier Examinations commissioner Mr Poojitha also said the department will seek advice from health authorities with regard to spacing and desk and chair arrangements in the exam halls.

Meanwhile Sri Lanka Minister of Education Dullas Alahapperuma stated that the children who are to face examinations in the future, will not be subjected to any disadvantage in any way due to the Covid19 epidemic.

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