The government has decided to close 29 schools in the Colombo city from November 6th to 19th in view of the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) scheduled to be held in Colombo, the Ministry of Education said. 6 more schools will also be closed from November 7, 8 and 9 during this period.

The schools that will be closed in the Colombo district from November 6th to 19th November 2013

  1. Mahanama College Colombo
  2. Baron Jayathilaka College, Maligawatle
  3. Rajasinghe College Maligawatte
  4. Ashoka Vidyalaya Maradana
  5. Ananda College, Maradana,
  6. Viharamahadevi Girls’ School, Maradana
  7. Sangaraja College, Maradana
  8. Holy Rosary Sinhala School Slave Island
  9. Holy Rosary Tamil School, Slave Island
  10. T.B Jayah College, Slave Island
  11. Al- Iqbal College, Slave Island
  12. Mihindu College. Keselwatte
  13. Al- Hikma College, Keselwatte
  14. Kotahena Central College
  15. St. Paul’s Girls’ School Milagiriya
  16. Hindu College, Bambalapitiya
  17. Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo-5
  18. Isipathana College, Colombo-5
  19. C.W.W. Kannan-gara Maha Vidyalaya, Borella
  20. Susamayawardena College, Borella
  21. Royal College, Colombo- 7
  22. D. S Senanayake College, Colombo- 7
  23. Thurstan College, Colombo-7
  24. Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalya Colombo- 5
  25. Ananda Balika Vidyalaya, Maradana
  26. Gothami Balika Vidyalaya. Maradana
  27. Nalanda College, Borella
  28. Mahabodhi Vidyalaya, Colombo 10
  29. Saripuththa Vidyalaya, Colombo-5

In addition to the above, three other schools closed from 9th November

  1. Rathna-wali Balika Vidyalaya Borella
  2. S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike College Borella
  3. Clifton Giris’ School, Maradana –


Andiambalama Maha Vidyalaya will be closed from Novembers to 18

Al- Hi-daya College Maradana and A. E. Gunasinghe College, Colombo will be closed from November9 to 19.

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