This year 321,469 candidates will sit for the examination and 2267 examination Centres Island wide, said Examinations Commissioner General Sanath B. Pujitha.
Students sitting for the A/L examination are required to produce either their National Identity Card, Driving License or a valid Passport together with their examination admission card as proof of their identity, the Examinations Department said.
According to the Commissioner General of Examinations, this year a special programme has been put in place to prevent cheating at the examination.
Measures have also been taken to install jamming devices at certain examination centres in order to jam any electronic devices that could be used in committing examination fraud.
The Examinations Commissioner also noted that this year an additional 10 minutes would be given for the three hour paper.
Further during the period of the examination, construction close to the examination centres, conducting of tuition classes, holding of sports events close to these examination centres, have all been banned, the Examinations Department noted.
They further urged that if these was any irregularity or cheating noted, it should immediately be reported to 1911 telephone number.
The police have also implemented a special security programme in view of the A/L examination.
According to the Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara, 1029 police officers have been deployed for security duties during the A/L examination period.
They have also deployed three police officers each to the 311 coordinating centres and 32 regional assembly centres.
SP Gunasekara further noted that police mobile patrol units would be deployed for the security at the examination centres.