Schools in the North, North Central and Eastern Provinces which were closed due to heavy rains reopened today.
Provincial Education Authorities say that they decided to open the schools with the improvement of weather conditions. They have been instructed school authorities to hold extra days in lieu of the days that were closed. Dharmaraja College in the Central Province will be opened tomorrow. The date of opening of the Gothami Balika Vidyalaya has not been announced. Several schools in the Batticaloa District are not opened today as displaced people have been provided temporary shelter in those schools.