Twenty six Uva schools closed due to cyclonic weather conditions
Provincial Education Director D. M. Ratnayake said that 26 schools in Uva Province were closed yesterday due to the effects of cyclonic conditions generated by the low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal.
Schools were closed due to strong winds, blocked roads due to falling trees, power outages and damage to houses. Accordingly, twenty Sinhala and Tamil schools in Passara Education Region, three Medagama schools in Bibila Region and three schools in Badalkumbara area of Monaragala Region have been closed.
In Passara, Lunugala, Bibila, Madagama, Badalkumbura, Ella and Haldummulla districts, there was a lack of children’s attendance in schools.