UPDATE: Education Minister Says Government Schools Will Remain Closed For "Early April Holidays" Till April 20

Education Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said all government schools will remain closed until April 20 to prevent the spread of Corona Virus in Sri Lanka.

Alahapperuma said the government decided to close schools for "early April holidays" as a precautionary measure.

Alahapperuma also requested the media to report the issue of COVID-19 in a "sensitive manner" without creating public panic.

The Education Ministry earlier said the government schools would be closed until March 26.

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