Schools in Eastern and Central Provinces and Polonnaruwa District will be closed from today due to prevailing bad weather conditions.
Eastern Provincial Council – Education Secretary M.A.A. Paushpakumara said they decided to close schools in the province as many schools are under water. Landslides have been reported in many areas in the Central Province disrupting transportation in those areas. Several other areas have been declared danger zones. Therefore Central Provincial Council – Education Director Wijesiri Herath said schools in the Central Province will be closed today. He said that the decision to open schools tomorrow would be taken after considering weather conditions and people would be made aware of the decision.
Meanwhile all schools in the Polonnaruwa District will be closed today due to rains and floods.