A decision has been reached to close all schools in the Colombo Education Zone and suburbs and all cities from the 27th of June to the 1st of July similar to last week.
Issuing a statement, the Ministry of Education said the decision was reached considering the fuel crisis.
The Ministry following discussions with officials of the education sector previously announced the decision to reopen schools during three days, however considering the comments made by Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera that fuel distribution cannot be carried out as per usual, complications arose pertaining to carrying out education activities as normal.
The Ministry meanwhile said rural schools can function similar to last week with students and teachers who do not encounter any difficulties in sourcing transport arriving to schools on Tuesday, Wednesday and on Thursday.
The Ministry also requested teachers who are unable to report to work due to transport issues to refrain from requesting leave citing personal grounds.
The statement said the Provincial Secretaries and Directors of Education will have to inform the respective Governors and act accordingly, in the event of any issues pertaining to operating schools during the week.
The Education Ministry also issued directives to hold any term examinations for the GCE Advanced Level scheduled to be held during the next week, to be scheduled after two weeks.