Education Ministry initiates probe

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The Education Ministry has launched an investigation into the alleged sexual harassment of a student by an invigilator during the G.C.E. O/L Examination on 25 May.

Minister of Education Susil Premajayantha has requested the Commissioner General of Examinations to conduct an immediate investigation into the incident and submit a comprehensive report.

He said the investigation would be conducted at the departmental level, while the Police would investigate independently.

Reports that an invigilator at the Hindogama School Examination Centre had sexually harassed a student under the guise of offering to help answer a question on the question paper went viral this week.

Premajayantha has instructed to obtain statements from the student, the invigilator, relevant examination assistants and other candidates who had been present at the examination hall at the time.

BY Thameenah Razeek