Education Minister, Professor G.L Peiris said that plans were underway to reopen schools in stages from the first week of September.
However, he said that as a result of the current situation with the coronavirus there is doubt if schools will reopen as scheduled.
As a result, he said that online schooling is likely to continue.
Schools have remained closed for most part of this year as a result of the coronavirus.
Professor G.L Peiris said that it would be unfair for teachers to refuse to continue with online school.
Teachers have been protesting demanding a solution to the issue over salary anomalies.
The Education Minister said that the Government has already assured a solution through the next budget. (Colombo Gazette)