In a significant development regarding the recent leakage of the second paper of the Agricultural Science subject in the GCE A/L examinations, the police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has arrested an employee who was on duty at the examination center in Ampara.

The suspect, was taken into custody following a thorough investigation into the unauthorized disclosure of the examination paper. It is alleged that the employee played a role in the distribution of the leaked paper to a teacher, who was apprehended earlier in connection with the same case.

On January 14, A 52-year-old male government school teacher from Ampara, who also conducted tuition classes, has been apprehended by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for allegedly leaking the GCE A/L Agricultural Science I & II question papers. The arrest follows an investigation into the irregularities surrounding the A-level examination held on January 10th. The suspect was taken into custody and subsequently presented before the Ampara Magistrate’s Court. The court, upon reviewing the evidence presented by the CID, decided to remand the teacher until January 26th.

The Examinations Commissioner has assured the public that a new date for the reexamination of the Agricultural Science subject will be duly communicated in advance.

The decision to cancel the exam came after credible information surfaced, indicating that the question paper had been compromised to the social media.