Shamali Gunewardena of Devi Balika Vidyalaya has earned first place according to the island-wide results of the 2009 GCE O/L Examination.
Shamali is a resident of the Gothatuwa area.
Meanwhile, Charith Wimalaratne, a student of Dharmasoka Vidyalaya in Ambalangoda, is placed second.
Dininthi Upeksha of Southlands Colllege in Galle bagged third place.
The results of the GCE O/L examination, held from the 11th of December 2009 was released on the 8th of this month.