Religious activities and tuition classes permitted to recommence


The Director General of Health Service Dr. Anil Jasinghe has issued an announcement on reopening places of religious worship to devotees and the recommencement of tuition classes in the country, under strict guidelines.

Religious places

Religious places of worship will be permitted to reopen for gathering of devotees and religious activities under the following restrictions, with effect from June 12, 2020:

  • A maximum of 50 persons will be allowed to gather at any place of worship while maintaining social distancing.
  • Places of worship which cannot accommodate even 50 persons who are maintaining social distancing, will be allowed gatherings of half the number of people it can accommodate.


Tuition classes

Tuition classes will be permitted to reopen and commence activities from June 29, 2020 under the following restrictions:

  • A maximum of 100 students will be permitted to participate in a single tuition class while maintaining social distancing and based on the space of the location where the classes are held.
  • Locations which cannot accommodate even 100 students within the class rooms or halls, will be allowed to hold tuition classes for half the number of students that usually participate in tuition classes at the location.


Correction: The Government Information Department had initially said that tuition classes would be permitted to resume from June 15, however it later issued an amendment stating this date has been amended as June 29.