All candidates who sat for the Grade 5 scholarship examination from Eriyawa Mahinda Primary School in Mahawa Educational Zone in North Western have passed the highly competitive exam.
Surprisingly the Children who learn amidst a series of burdens including regular Elephant attacks on their village have shown remakable marks teachers say.
The number of students who appeared for the scholarship exam this year from Mahinda Primary School in Area is 29. All of them passed the scholarship exam. Twenty students have gained marks above the cutoff mark.
Being the best performer of the school, W. M. Anuja Shenal Wanninayake scored 185 points. Another nine students are children who are close to the cutoff mark and no child has less than one hundred and twenty-nine marks.
Eriyawa Mahinda Primary School has recorded significant results since 2016 and this school has become popular in Sri Lanka since then.
Scored 185 points. M.Manuja Shenal Vanninayake student said:
“We studied for the scholarship exam very happily… Our teacher was Mr. Lahiru Colomboge. Sir taught us very kindly. We spent more time in school. Because our school is in a remote area, we are very troubled by wild elephants. Our principal had to protect all of us from Elephants by constructing an electric fence, so that problem was solved.
A good environment was prepared for us to study. That’s why we were able to get this kind of result. Many of my friends have passed. So I’m very happy. Kudos to everyone who helped….My hope is to become a useful citizen for the country in the future…” The top performer Lahitu further said.