Reopening of schools postponed till after polls

By Indika Sri Aravinda

The reopening of Government schools has been postponed till after the 5th August election.

Education Ministry sources told Colombo Gazette that schools, which were closed this week, will remain closed.

Sources said schools will remain closed until at least 10th August.

Education Ministry sources said that since some schools need to be prepared to be used as polling centres for the Parliamentary election they cannot be reopened earlier.

As a result, the schools will be kept closed until at least 10th August.

Schools were closed on 13 March as a result of the coronavirus and reopened in stages this month.

However with the virus spreading in some parts of the country schools were closed again this week. (Colombo Gazette)