On Friday, Education Minister Ramesh Pathirana ruled out chances of delaying the G.C.E Ordinary Level examinations. He was responding to a request made by Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Parliamentarian Mujibur Rahuman who moved an adjournment motion in Parliament calling to reconsider the decision on holding the exams as scheduled. Mr. Rahuman pointed out that there were difficulties in completing syllabuses and other issues in conducting academic activities and they should reconsider the dates. However, Dr. Pathirana pointed out that the Government was keen on completing the exams, and he said syllabuses have been completed. According to the examination schedule announced earlier the 2021 G.C.E. O/L exams will be held from May 23 to June 1, 2022. The 2022 Grade 5 Scholarship exams will be held on October 16 and the 2022 Advanced Level exams will be held from October 17 to November 12, 2022.