As of March 15, all schools in the country will reopen for all grades, Education Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris announced today (February 09).
Meanwhile, from 15 February, several schools in the Western Province will be able to reopen once the district recommendations submitted to the health authorities have been accepted, he said.
The District Development Committee has recommended that as of February 15, 412 out of 495 schools in the District of Colombo will be able to open for academic activities.
However, the committee has not approved the reopening of 80 schools in the district.
The Minister of Education suggested that once the G. C. E. The Ordinary Level Exam ends on March 11 and, with the approval of the health authorities, steps will be taken to reopen all schools for all grades from March 15 onwards.
Recently, the Ministry of Education received recommendations from the District Development Committees on the reopening of schools in the Colombo, Gampaha, and Kalutara districts, which are not isolated areas.