Schools and Government offices in several areas in the city remain closed today.
The aim is to minimize traffic congestion that might be experienced due to the National function on the inauguration of the President’s second term of office. The schools in Colombo 1, 2, 3 and 4 remain closed today. In addition Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Devi Balika, D.S. Senanayake, Thurstan, Museaus College and St. Bridgette’s Convent are closed today. The Government offices in Colombo 1, 2, 3 and 4 are also closed. The Minister of Labour has requested the private sector to grant this holiday to their employees as well.