Youth Affairs and Skills Development Minister Dallus Alahapperuma yesterday attributed the GCE (A/L) examination results mess-up to the Examination Department assigning one data-entry operator to handle the workload of three workers.
The revelation was made at the launch of a new vocational training programme at Narahenpita.
The minister said that initial investigations had indicated that the mess-up could have been caused by one person handling the workload of three. However, the ongoing inquiries conducted by a special team appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa would be able to establish the truth, he said.
The minister accused the Opposition of playing politics by demanding the resignation of Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena over the unfortunate situation. In that case, he, too, as a member of the Cabinet should accept responsibility and give up his portfolio, the National List MP said.
Courtesy: The Island