Sri Lanka Announces Holiday Week, Shuts Schools Amid Fuel Crisis: Report


Colombo: The Sri Lankan government declared a holiday week from July 4 for all government and state-approved private schools.

The Sri Lankan Education Minister said that the school will cover the syllabus in the next vacation term.

Earlier too, on June 18, the Sri Lankan government had announced to shut down all schools for a week.

Sri Lanka Education Ministry Secretary Nihal Ranasinghe asked the schools to conduct online classes and said that the schools at the divisional level will be allowed to conduct classes with less number of students under conditions where transportation difficulties do not affect the students, teachers and principals.

Since March this year, Sri Lanka, formerly an upper-middle-income country, has been battling an economic crisis unparalleled since the country gained independence in 1948.

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