All government schools to resume on Monday

All government schools to resume on Monday

All government schools to resume on Monday

Written by Lahiru Fernando

23 Apr, 2019 | 11:44 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): All government schools to resume activities from Monday (April 29) onwards.

This was confirmed to News 1st by the Ministry of Education.

Easter Sunday attack: Things to know

  • Total death toll: 310
  • Injured: 480
  • Arrested: 40
  • Unidentified dead bodies: 35

Locations where explosions took place

  • Katuwapitiya Church
  • Kochikade Church
  • Church in Batticaloa
  • Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo
  • Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo
  • Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo
  • Dehiwala
  • Dematagoda


  • Universities remain closed
  • Government examinations postponed
  • Colombo Stock Exchange resumes regular trading sessions

Deceased foreign nationals at the National Hospital

  • 3 from India
  • 1 from Portugal
  • 2 from Turkey
  • 3 from the UK
  • 2 holding US and UK nationalities


  • 9 foreign nationals reported missing
  • 25 unidentified bodies believed to be foreigners
  • 19 injured

Key emergency regulations in effect

The government has gazetted the Laws on the Prevention of Terrorism under Emergency Regulations at midnight yesterday (April 22).

The step was taken to give authority to the Police and the three armed forces in order to ensure the safety of the people of Sri Lanka.

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