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Education Ministry announces closure of government schools on Friday

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Education Ministry has announced that all government schools countrywide would be closed on Friday, November 15 in view of the Presidential Election to be held on Saturday, November 16.

The Ministry explained that the decision had been made following a request made by the Election Commission. Some schools are to be utilized as polling or counting centres. All schools are to be handed over to Grama Niladhari offices after school hours on November 14.

The following schools will be used as counting centres for the presidential election on November 16:

D.S. Senanayake College and Royal College in Colombo - Paththalagedara Vidyaloka Maha Vidyalaya in Gampaha-Musaeus College in Kalutara North - Kandy Model School - Christ Church College in Matale - Gamini National College in Nuwara Eliya - Sujatha Vidyalaya in Matara - St. Aloysius' College in Galle - Suvi National School in Hambantota - Central College in Jaffna - Hindu College in Batticaloa - Sir John Kothalawala College, Maliyadeva Boys College in Kurunegala - St. Andrew's Central College, Fathima Balika Maha Vidyalaya, and Sheinan Primary School in Puttalam - Central College, Anuradhapura - Central College, Vishaka Girls' High School in Badulla - Royal College, Monaragala - Swarna Jayanthi Maha Vidyalaya, Kegalu Balika Vidyalaya in Kegalle“

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