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Island best students with the highest marks at 2023 Grade 5 Scholarship Exam

Five students achieved the highest score of 198 on the 2023 Grade 5 Scholarship Exam, as reported by the Department of Examinations.

Island best students – Grade 5 scholarship exam 2023

The best students are from outside Colombo.

Let’s extend our sincere congratulations to these high achievers coming from various regions in Sri Lanka:

  1. Dulithi Sandini Visundara – Viharamahadevi Girls’ College, Badulla
  2. Hevindu Hasarel – Mahabellana Primary School, Alubomulla
  3. Navanga Hansaraj Fonseka – St. Joseph’s College, Anuradhapura
  4. Hirusha Keshan Wijesinghe – Gothami Vidyalaya, Gampaha
  5. Shenul Akmeemana – Sumedha College, Gampaha

The outstanding performance of students from schools beyond the capital city of Colombo showcases a promising trend in the development of educational infrastructure and opportunities in these regions.

The official results were made available to the public on the night of November 16 through the Examinations Department’s official website: /

This year’s statistics indicate a total of 50,664 students (15.22%) scored more than the designated cut-off marks. Notably, this marks a noteworthy increase of 0.58% compared to the figures recorded in 2022, reflecting the dedication by students across the island.

The Grade 05 Scholarship Examination was conducted on October 15, where 337,956  candidates participated in the examination across 2,888 centers throughout the island.

No Island Ranks or District Ranks this year

In a departure from previous practices, the Examinations Department refrained from assigning island and district ranks this year, emphasizing a shift towards recognizing individual achievements rather than comparative standings.

2023 Grade 5 Scholarship district cut-off marks for 2024 Grade 6 popular schools

As part of the results release, district cut-off marks for both Sinhala and Tamil mediums across all districts have also been released. Check cut-off marks here:

Best students – Hiru TV
Best students – Ada Derana




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