The Education Ministry today (15) announced that all government schools will be closed from tomorrow (16) for three days in lieu of the local government elections on the 17th.
Education Ministry Secretary H.M. Gunasekara said that all government schools except those in the Jaffna and Kilinochchi Districts will be closed on March 16, 17 and 18.
Schools are to re-open on Monday (21).
Meanwhile, the Petroleum Ministry announced today that petrol stations near polling centers will be kept open for 24 hours on the day of the local government elections.
The Ministry stated that Petroleum Minister Susil Premajayantha had directed that all petrol stations near polling centers be opened 24 hours on the 17th following a request made by the Elections Commissioner.