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Severe weather: all schools in 8 districts to be closed until Friday


Due to the prevailing weather condition, all schools in eight districts that affected with floods will be closed until Friday, the Education Minister said.

Accordingly, all the schools in Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Galle, Matara, Hambantota, Ratnapura and Kegalle districts will be closed until June 02.

According to the Disaster Management Center, the death toll from the devastating floods and landslides has risen to 166 with 104 people still missing.

Over 400,000 people were affected by the severe rains and strong winds and over 100,000 people were relocated to 304 safe locations set up across the country.

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