All schools will be closed on January 7th, 8th and 9th


All government and government approved private schools will be closed on the 7th, 8th and 9th of January due to Presidential Election which will be held on the 8th of January. The Education Ministry stated that these schools will reopen on the 12th of January.


All schools, except for the 83 schools used for evaluation and the schools used as vote counting centres, will be opened for the first school term on the 5th of January.


Meanwhile, the schools accommodating the police officers deployed to provide security during the tour of His Holiness Pope Francis, will be closed from the 11th to 15th of January.


According to the Education Ministry, these schools in Colombo will reopen on the 16th of January.


The schools to be closed and their dates of commencement are listed below.