Crisis in Sri Lanka: School-office ordered to be closed due to lack of fuel; Poor condition of government treasury
The Sri Lankan government has announced the closure of government offices and schools from next week amid the fuel crisis. It will start from Monday. Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Education has asked teachers of all government and government recognized private schools on the Colombo border to conduct online classes from next week.
With the current sharp decline in fuel stocks, there is tremendous pressure on Sri Lanka to get more foreign exchange to import. As a result, the country’s economy seems to have taken a break. As a result, customers stand in hours long fuel lines at filling stations in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs said in a circular issued on Friday that the move was taken in view of “severe restrictions on fuel supply, poor public transport system and difficulties in the use of private vehicles”.
Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Education has announced that all government and government-funded private schools within Colombo’s city limits will remain closed next week due to prolonged power cuts.