COLOMBO (NewsRadio); A special arrangement has been made to transport students and examination staff to GCE Advanced Level Examination centres.
The 2022 GCE Advanced Level Examination is scheduled to begin at 2,200 centres this morning.
Speaking during a media briefing at the Department of Government Information, Director-General of the National Transport Commission Commander (Rtd.) Nilan Miranda said the NTC has issued directives to run Sisu Sariya buses at maximum capacity for the convenience of the students sitting the A/L Exam this year.
Nilan Miranda said in addition to the regular buses, they have issued directives to deploy all 1,617 Sisu Sariya buses during the exam period.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Railways has said it is hoping to avoid cancellations and prevent train delays during the Advanced Level Examination period.
Deputy Commercial Superintendent of Sri Lanka Railways NJ Indipola said they have taken measures to avoid any train cancellations especially between 7am and 5pm on exam days.
NJ Indipola noted that they will also operate 16 trains that were suspended recently due to lack of staff.
He said 12 trains along the Main Line and four along the Coastal Line will be in operation once again during the A/L period.
The Deputy Commercial Superintendent said they have appointed a special officer to oversee operation during the Exam period.
NJ Indipola added that any concerns or complaints regarding the arrangements made by Sri Lanka Railways for the students sitting the A/L can be directed via the 1971 hotline number.