Transport, Highways and Mass Media Minister Dr.Bandula Gunawardhana said the exams period and time period when the results are released will be included in the new Education Policy.

He said that necessary solutions to all issues related to education have been included in it.

The Minister was speaking at the media briefing to announce the decisions of the Cabinet of Ministers at the Government Information Department.

He said that during the time when he was the Education Minister, the results of the three main examinations such as Grade five scholarship, GCE Ordinary and Advanced Level were released on time as the country was in a normal state, and the entire education system was disrupted due to the Covid pandemic.

He said that various campaigns, agitations and court orders also disrupted education in the country. He said the Education Minister has always stated in Parliament that he and the Examinations Department are working hard to prepare a methodology for issuing examination results as soon as possible, but delays have occurred due to factors beyond their control.

The Minister said taking into consideration the opinions and suggestions of a Cabinet Subcommittee consisting of 25 experts a new national policy will be implemented for education.