Sri Lanka cancels school exams over paper shortage as financial crisis bites

Colombo unable to fund import of printing paper, leaving millions of students unable to take part in term assessmentsSri Lanka has cancelled school exams for millions of students after running out of printing paper, as the country contends with its worst financial crisis since independence in 1948.Education authorities said on Saturday the term tests, scheduled a week from Monday, were postponed indefinitely due to an acute paper shortage, with Colombo short on funds to finance imports. Continue reading...

Sri Lanka cancels school exams over paper shortage as financial crisis bites

Colombo unable to fund import of printing paper, leaving millions of students unable to take part in term assessments

Sri Lanka has cancelled school exams for millions of students after running out of printing paper, as the country contends with its worst financial crisis since independence in 1948.

Education authorities said on Saturday the term tests, scheduled a week from Monday, were postponed indefinitely due to an acute paper shortage, with Colombo short on funds to finance imports.

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