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JO protest: No need to close schools - Akila

3 September 2018 03:23 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


There won’t be any need to close schools tomorrow on account of the JO protest march, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said.

The ‘Janabalaya Kolambata’, anti-government protest campaign organized by the joint opposition is scheduled to be held tomorrow in Colombo.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, the minister said the Government has not taken any steps either to close schools in Colombo or send students home before 1.30 pm owing to this march.

“Why should we be worried about this protest? Let them conduct their protests. We are not keen to know what the JO is doing,” the Minister said. 

“We have deployed the Police to take necessary actions in the event any unlawful act that could take place during this protest,” the Minister added. (Sheain Fernandopulle)


  Comments - 5

  • sobers Monday, 03 September 2018 04:33 PM

    Failed nation. Disunity, greedy politicians, anarchy, No hopes of recovery!

    DHA Monday, 03 September 2018 04:49 PM

    What an idiotic statement by the minister inconvenience is not for him but the public has to face the consequences....

    ruvin Monday, 03 September 2018 05:21 PM

    hear no evil, see no evil.why worry about what others do? till they come and kick us in the butt and throw us out?

    kukula Monday, 03 September 2018 05:30 PM

    Please don't close the schools. Let the children learn from these thugs how to cheat at examination, rowdyisum, Extortion, taking commissions and other illegal ways of running the day to day activities.

    arjayewardene Tuesday, 04 September 2018 06:51 PM

    Doesn't the Minister know that most schools, Govt schools, are not open yet anyway? Is he truly the Minister of Education?? talking nonsense.

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