Sri Lanka closes schools- All government schools will be closed from the July 13th to 17th of July, stated the Minister of Education Dullas Alahapperuma.

Government requests from Private schools, International Schools, Catholic private schools and Tuition Classes to close their institutions from July 13th to 17th.

After 113 days, Sri Lanka opened schools on July 6 but recent increase of coronavirus positive cases pushed government to make the latest decision. Sri Lanka’s schools closed from March 18 due to the coronavirus epidemic but as government successfully tackled with no community spread since April 30, Education Ministry reopened schools from July 6.

Sri Lanka closes all government schools following possible second coronavirus wave.

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8 instructors of Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre on leave and brought back for quarantining. PCR tests indicate 3 of them positive for COVID19.
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70 school students in Rajanganaya area placed under self-quarantine after the Kandakadu RC instructor’s child tested positive for coronavirus.

25 students in a school at Gonapinuwala area placed under self-quarantine as the 3rd Kandakadu RC instructor’s wife is a teacher. (Teacher’s PCR results pending).

Instructor of Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre living in Habaraduwa Galle area, tested positive for coronavirus.

Instructor of Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre living in Kandy, Kundasale area, tested positive for coronavirus. 40 people placed under self-quarantine.

Coronavirus tested positive female (Marawila) instructor of Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre reportedly traveled in buses.

Sri Lanka records highest single-day increase on July 10 as 300 new patients tested positive for Coronavirus.

Early today, Ministry of Education states that the ministry is closely monitoring the current COVID-19 pandemic situation in the country. Issuing a statement, the Ministry stated it is paying close attention to ensure the health of all involved in the education system including students, teachers, principals, and other educational staff.

Accordingly, on the instructions of Minister of Education Dullas Alahapperuma, steps have been taken to establish an information center in collaboration with the Provincial Directors of Education and Health Promotion Officers, the Ministry of Education said.

Further, the Ministry stated that the education officials may submit their information in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak in their workplace or area through the following means:

Hotline: 1988
Fax: 0112 785 818

Previous Time table

  • June 29 to July 3 used to clean, disinfect premises
  • Grades 11, 13 & 5 to begin on July 6
  • Grades 10, 12 to begin on July 20
  • Grades 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 to begin on July 27
  • Grades 1 and 2 on August 10
  • Advanced Level exam from September 7 to October 2 (Pending)
  • Grade 5 scholarship exam on September 13

Vice-Chancellors VCs of all Sri Lankan state universities have been given the authority to recommence academic activities for second and third-year students on a date of their choosing, Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) Senior Prof. Sampath Amaratunga said. Universities to reopen for second and third years.


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