All Government schools islandwide will be closed on 15 November in respect of the Presidential Election which will be held on the following day (16), the Ministry of Education announced.
The Ministry said that the decision had been made following a request made by the Election Commission, that schools have to be utilised as polling or counting centres.
Accordingly, the statement noted that all schools would be handed over to Grama Niladhari offices after school hours on November 14.
The ministry also released a list of schools which will be used as counting centres for the presidential election on November 16.
The schools are as follows;
Colombo - D.S. Senanayake College, Royal College Colombo
Gampaha - Paththalagedara Vidyaloka Maha Vidyalaya
Kalutara - Musaeus College
Kandy - Kandy Model School
Matale - Christ Church College
Nuwara Eliya - Gamini National College
Matara - Sujatha Vidyalaya
Galle - St. Aloysius' College
Hambantota - Suvi National School
Jaffna - Central College
Batticaloa - Hindu College
Kurunegala - Sir John Kothalawala College, Maliyadeva Boys College
Puttalam - St. Andrew's Central College, Fathima Balika Maha Vidyalaya,
Anuradhapura - Central College
Badulla - Central College, Vishaka Girls' High School, Badulla
Monaragala - Royal College
Kegalle - Swarna Jayanthi Maha Vidyalaya, Kegalu Balika Vidyalaya