– Minimum power interference was provided to during the exam time
– Appreciate the Public for supporting by not making any inconvenience to the students
(02, June 2022) – The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), the regulator of the electricity industry, applaud the public for their positive response to the request made by the PUCSL to refrain from protests and roadblocks that could disrupt the proceedings during the GCE O/L examination. The PUCSL said the Public extended its fullest support in this regard.
The PUCSL ensured that the examination was conducted without any hindrance by minimizing the power cuts during the examination days.
Commenting on that, the Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka, Mr Janaka Ratnayake said,
“As the regulatory authority for the electricity industry, the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka has taken great pains to provide uninterrupted power supply during the examinations as well as at night during the examination days. The Department of Examination, the officers on duty at the examination, more than 500,000 students who sat for the examination and the parents who were the supportive system of those students were given minimal power cuts to ensure, that the examinations were carried out successfully,”
Mr Ratnayake also added,
“There was a possibility of obstructing the examination due to public protests and demonstrations given the unrest situation of the country. Therefore, we realized that the examination could not be conducted without interruption just by certifying the power supply. Because of that, we requested the public on behalf of the students who sat for the examination, to refrain from protests and by blocking the roads. In fact, there were no reports of roadblocks or protests on exam days. We express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for listening to the request of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka and for refraining from roadblocks on examination days to safeguard the future of the children.”