The results of the top-scorers of the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination held in August were released by the Department of Examinations.
W. K. Dinuka Krishan of Harischandra Maha Vidyalaya in Negombo has secured the first place obtaining 198 marks.
M. A. M. Indumini Jayaratne of Welipillawa Junior School in Ganemulla and T. M. Sanjana Nayanajith Tennakoon of Thulhiriya Kanishta Vidyalaya have obtained 197 marks each to secure the second place.
The third place was secured by Tharul Sahas Dharmaratne of Kirillawala Primary School in Kadawatha, who obtained 196 marks.
According to the Examinations Department, 12 students had secured fourth place, obtaining 195 marks each, all of who live outside Colombo.
The district cut-off marks for Sinhala and Tamil medium of the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination were also released by the Examinations Department. According to the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination cut-off marks, 164 is the highest cut-off mark for Sinhala Medium while 156 is the highest cut-off mark for the Tamil medium.
Both Sinhala and Tamil medium highest cut-off marks are applicable for nine of the 25 districts. They are Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Kandy, Matale, Kegalle, Galle, Matara and Kurunegala.
The second highest cut-off mark, 162, in the Sinhala medium, is applicable for two districts as Hambantota and Ratnapura. In Tamil medium, the highest cut-off mark is 156 and it is applicable to the Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Kandy, Matale, Galle, Matara and Kurunegala and Kegalle.
Appeals for re-correction could be submitted through the respective school principals before 20th October 2017. (CDN)