Education Ministry elaborates on school holidays and presidential election

Education Ministry elaborates on school holidays and presidential election

Education Ministry elaborates on school holidays and presidential election

Written by Staff Writer

03 Dec, 2014 | 7:04 am

According to the Ministry of Education, the commencement date for the 2015 academic year for schools will not change due to the presidential election. Secretary to the Ministry of Education, Anura Dissanayake said the schools will be closed for the vacation on December 5 and will re-open on  January 5, 2015.

Accordingly, schools will function on  January 5 and 6, while holidays will be given on January 7 and 8 – for the Presidential Election. Anura dissanayake further added the decision was made following a discussion with the Elections Commissioner, Mahinda Deshapriya.

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