Update – Reopening of universities will postpone again by 2 weeks due to the prevailing COVID19 health condition in the country says Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris. Earlier it was sheduled to re-open universities on April 27

Universities Reopen Sri Lanka from April 27. All universities will re-open for academic activities from April 27, Education Minister says. Meanwhile Several faculties of the Sabaragamuwa University will recommence today April 19, Vice Chancellor Prof. Udaya Ratnayake said. Students of the Faculty of Technology (2018/2019) will commence their first year studies today and the first year students of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages will commence studies tomorrow April 20.

The Faculty of Management Studies will commence on April 24 for its first year students.

Sabaragamuwa University Vice Chancellor Prof. Udaya Ratnayake said that students in hostels have been asked to come to hostels at the respective faculties on the day before the commencement.

Earlier Sri Lanka University Grants Commission UGC Chairman Senior Professor Sampath Amaratunga said that all universities will re-open for academic activities after the Sinhala and Tamil Avurudu New Year under strict health safety precautions.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) will be meeting with health officials to discuss the matter further. It has been a year now since State universities in the island were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The matter of reopening universities in the current environment presents many practical challenges, Prof. Amaratunge said.