Professor G. L. Peiris ( the Minister of education) stated today (20) on Parliament that the decision to re-open schools was made following consultation with all necessary stakeholders.
Responding to MP Chaminda Wijesiri the Minister of education stated there are 373 national schools in Sri Lanka and there are 203 schools with principals having the qualifications to hold the post of principal.
Meanwhile, there are 130 schools with principals serving without such qualifications.
The health security of the students is a top priority. He added further.