Update – All school will remain closed until further notice- Education Minister Prof. G.L Pieris.All schools islandwide CLOSED for this week – Ministry says. The decision was taken as a precaution to prevent school children from being infected with the virus. Officials are considering the situation and will announce the opening dates. Education Ministry will be meeting with health officials coming weeks to discuss the possibility of reopening schools safely under COVID19 prevention guidelines.
All schools will remain closed until further notice- Education Minister Prof. G.L Pieris.
All universities will remain closed until further notice- Education Minister Prof. G.L Pieris.
All tuition classes will remain closed until further notice- Education Minister Prof. G.L Pieris.
All schools under the purview of Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council in Kegalle district will be closed till 30 April – Sabaragamuwa Province Governor. All schools, pre schools and Pirivena school in the Western and North Western provinces will be closed till April 30 says Sri Lanka Education Minister Prof G.L Peris. Parallel to that All Catholic schools, all Anglican schools in the Western and North Western provinces will also be closed till April 30. Meanwhile 15 schools in the Siyambalanduwa, Monaragala & Buttala education zones in the Monaragala District will be closed until April 30 saysDistrict Secretary. Meanwhile All schools in Trincomalee have been closed until further notice. Eastern Province Governor Anuradha Yahampath has instructed all schools in the Trincomalee Education Zone to close until further notice. The decision was taken as a precaution to prevent school children from being infected with the virus.
Special meeting will be held this afternoon to decide whether schools in Western Province open or close, says Governor, Western Province, Roshan Goonetileke. Joseph Stalin, General Secretary of the Ceylon Teachers’ Union raise concern over government decision over opening schools under 50% capacity. It is reported that several school students, teachers and Principals tested positive for coronavirus islan-wide. Earlier Sri Lanka Ministry of Education Secretary, Prof Kapila Perera said that there is no plan to close schools in Sri Lanka and school will continue following health guidelines. Final decision will be taken this evening.
Reopening of universities will postpone again by 1 month due to the prevailing COVID19 3rd wave health condition in the country says Health Officials. Earlier it was scheduled to re-open universities from April 27.