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Schools in Sri Lanka to open for three days as fuel crisis continues

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Fuel crisis hits education institutions.

ECONOMYNEXT – Schools in Sri Lanka’s urban areas that were closed due to a prevailing fuel crisis will be reopened on Tuesday June 28, Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 from 7.30am to 1.30pm only, with online classes to be held on Monday 27 and Friday July 01.

A communique from the Ministry of Education released on Saturday June 25 said that the principals of these urban schools have discretion on the number of days their primaries (grades 1 to 5) should be open.

Teachers who are unable to attend due to transport issues on the given dates will not be considered as having taken personal leave, the communique said.

Sri Lanka’s ongoing forex shortage has resulted in mile long queues for petrol, diesel and kerosene. Queues have increased around the island due to fears over scarcity and price hikes. A fuel ship that was scheduled to arrive on Friday June 24 has been delayed indefinitely. (Colombo/Jun25/2022)

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