The Ministry of Education has taken steps to temporarily close down 36 schools due to the holding of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). 29 schools in Colombo will be closed from the 6th to the 19th.
They are Mahanama College, Colombo, Baron Jayatilleke College, Maligawatte, Rajasingha College, Maligawatte, Ashoka College, Maradana, Ananda Vidyalaya, Viharamaha Devi Balika Vidyalaya, Maradana, Sangaraja College, Maradana,Holy Rosary Sinhala Vidyalaya, Slave Island, Holy Rosary Tamil Vidyalaya, Slave Island, T.B. Jayah College, Slave Island, Al-Iqbal College, Slave Island, Mihidu Vidyalaya, Kesellwatte,Al-Higma College, Kesellwatte, Kotahena Madya Maha Vidyalaya, St. Paul’s Milagirya, Hindu College, Bambalapitiya, Visakha Vidyalaya, Isipathana College, D.S. Senanayake College, C.W.W. Kannangara College, Susamayawardene VidyalayaRoyal College, Thurstan College, Sirimavo Bandaranayake Vidyalaya, Ananda Balika Vidyalay, Gothami Balika Vidyalaya, Nalanda College, Mahabodhi Vidyalaya, Sariyapuththa Vidyalaya.
Harischandra National School in Negombo would be closed from 6th to 17th.
Also, Ratnavali Balika Vidyalaya, S,W,R,D. Bandranayaka and Clipton Vidyalayas would be closed from the 7th to the 19th.
Andiambalama Viddyalaya will be closed from the 9th to the 15th while Al Hidya and A.E. Gunasinghe Vidyalayas will be closed from 9th to the 19th.