Schools that had been closed for more than a year and a half were reopened yesterday. As a first step, education was started in primary classes in schools with less than 200 students.
However, due to the strike launched by the Teachers ‘and Principals’ Trade Union Alliance, a significant number of teachers and principals across the country had not reported for duty yesterday. Due to this the attendance of students was also very low.
Meanwhile, Ports Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena has distributed school bags to children in several schools in the Kalutara district. In the bags distributed, it was mentioned as a small gift from ‘Uncle Rohitha’ with the image of the Minister.