The Education Ministry has decided to extend the interim school holiday by one week, and the schools will be reopened on 27 July.
This decision has been taken following several rounds of discussions between education and health authorities.
However, within the first week, only grade 11, 12 and 13 students will be allowed to attend school. Students of other grades will be allowed to attend schools on 10 August, the first Monday after the General Election.
Authorities have decided not to reopen the schools in the Rajanganaya and Welikanda areas before 10 August.
According to Director General of Health Services Dr Anil Jasinghe, currently there is no possibility of a social transmission of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka. However, taking into consideration the fact that over 200 students and teachers are currently undergoing the quarantine process and their PCR tests are to be released within the next few days, the Education Ministry has decided to extend the interim school holiday by one week.
Dates for the Advanced Level and Grade 5 Scholarship Examination will be announced on 20 July.
Source: Ceylon Today