The second term of school will commence on Monday (May 06) for Grades 6 to 13 in all government schools. However, for Grades 1 to 5 the second term will commence on May 13. This was announced today by the Department of Government Information.
President Maithripala Sirisena has called for additional security personnel to ensure the safety of all religious places and schools. Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam on Thursday said that security will be tightened at schools when the new term commences.
He said at least one police officer will be assigned to each school for this purpose.
Meanwhile the Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith has requested all private Catholic schools in the Western Province not to reopen for the second term next week.
Source – Ada derana News