Grade 5 Scholarship Exam kicks off
The Grade 5 scholarship examination will be held at 3,050 centres island wide today (Sunday).
355,326 candidates will sit for the exam.
Examinations Commissioner Genral Sanath Pujitha requested students to arrive at the examination centres at 9 am.
Meanwhile, 123 students and parents were injured after being attacked by wasps during religious observance held at a temple in Padaviya, in Anuradhapura in view of the scholarship examination.
Our correspondent said, a wasp nest located nearby had collapsed.
The students were admitted to the hospital and have left after receiving treatment and will be able to sit for exam today.