All pre-schools to remain closed until further notice


The Ministry of Women and Child Affairs has announced that all pre-schools in the country will remain closed until further notice.

This decision comes as two cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) were confirmed in Sri Lanka, raising concerns on public health.

In the meantime, the first term holidays of all schools, including all private and international Catholic schools under the purview of the Archbishop, commenced starting from today (13) due to coronavirus threat in the country.

Tuition masters island-wide were also requested not to conduct classes for a period of 2 weeks from today (13) in keeping with the government’s decision to temporarily close government schools.

In addition, the Commissioner-General of Buddhist Affairs yesterday announced that all Buddhist Dhamma Schools will be closed until the 26th of April.

University Grants Commission (UGC) also decided to close all universities for two weeks starting from tomorrow (14) as a precautionary measure against coronavirus (COVID-19).