Several schools to close for Pope’s visit

Several schools to close for Pope’s visit

Several schools to close for Pope’s visit

Written by Staff Writer

12 Jan, 2015 | 8:42 am

Schools that were temporarily closed owing to the presidential elections will resume today.

Several government and government approved private schools were closed on January 7, 8 and 9  as a result of the teachers and school principals being placed on election duty, as well as the school buildings being utilised for the election-related activity.

The Ministry of Education stated that the schools that were closed for the evaluation of G.C.E Ordinary Level Examination papers will also be opened today.

The Education Ministry added that schools that will be used for the accommodation of police officers for the visit of his Holiness Pope Francis will be closed from today, January 12 until the 15.

This will include Royal College Colombo, Sirimavo Banadaranayake College, Thurstan College and D.S. Senanayake College in the Cinnamon Gardens Police Division.

Mahanama College, St. Anthony’s girls School, St. Mary’s girls’ school in the Colpetty Police Division. Visaka Vidyalaya, Lumbini College,  St. Paul’s Milagiriya, Hindu College Colombo and St. Mary’s Convent in the Bambalapitiya Police Division. Isipathana College in the Narahenpitiya Police Division

Kannangara College, Bandaranaike Sollege Susamayawardhena College, Sangamitta Girls’ School and the Rathnavali Girls’ School in the Borella Police Division. Prince College, Gunananda College And the Presidents College in the Kotahena Police Division.

St. Joseph’s Boys’ School, Vijayaba College, St. Anthony’s Sinhalese School St. Anthony’s Tamil School, Bloemendhal Sinhalese College, Al Azar College, Bloemendhal Tamil school and Jayanthi College in the Grandpass Police Division, Hemamali Girls’ School of the dematagoda police division.

Baron Jayathilaka College and the Rajasinghe College in the Maligawatta Police Division. Ananda College, Ashoka College Mahbodi College, Vihara Mahdevi College, Sangharaja College, Ananda Balika Girls School, Gothami Girls’ School, Clipton Girls school in the Maradana Police Division.

Holy Rosary Sinhalese College, Holy Rosary Tamil College, Saripuththa College, T.B Jaya college, Al Iqbal College of the Slave Island Police division will be closed for the arrival of the holy father.

The ministry added that these schools will resume academic activities on January 16.

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