The closing date of accepting the applications from children to Grade One for the Year 2022, has been extended until August 7, Education Minister G.L. Peiris said. Earlier, the closing date for accepting grade 1 admission will be on July 31. Addressing the media, he said the decision was taken considering the prevailing pandemic situation, travel restrictions and difficulties faced by the parents. The Education Ministry issued the grade one admission application on May 30 and the specimen application could be downloaded from the official website ‘www.moe.gov.lk’ of the Ministry.