Schools to stay shut in Colombo for two more days: Sri Lanka’s Education Minister

  • Schools in Colombo, Sri Lanka will be shut on Monday and Tuesday.
  • Over 290 have been killed as multiple explosions that targeted churches and hotels in the country’s capital, Colombo.
Schools in Colombo, Sri Lanka will be shut on Monday and Tuesday, following the multiple bomb blasts that took place in the city.

Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Sri Lanka’s education minister announced that all schools across the island would remain closed for two more days until Wednesday due to the ongoing terror situation.

Over 290 have been killed as multiple explosions that targeted churches and hotels in the country’s capital, Colombo.

Hundreds of worshipers gathered at the St. Anthony's Church in Kochchikade, Kotahena, St. Sebastian's Church in Katuwapitiya in Katana, and the Zion church in Batticaloa to commemorate Easter Sunday, at the time of the explosions. The other three blasts where reported at the Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury five-star hotels in Colombo.

News agencies have also reported a seventh explosion, with more casualties.



The US embassy in Colombo has asked travellers to follow instructions from local authorities and advised them saying “Please shelter in place and exercise extreme caution.”

The United Kingdom, too, has issued a travel advisory for tourists travelling to Sri Lanka.

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