Apr 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Commissioner of Examinations, Anura Edirisinghe reports a massive waste of public money on the final examination of Buddhist religious schools (Daham Pasalas).
The waste is due to the absence of the candidates applied for the examination.
The Examination Commissioner told media that whilst around 90,000 candidates applied for the examination from all religious schools only around 30,000 appeared to sit for the examination. Department of Education pays Daham Pasal examination fees.
Not only around two-third of the examination papers were wasted but also the public money spent for the examination supervisors were in vein, the Examination Commissioner said.