The new school term for the year 2013 will being today (2), the Ministry of Education said. However, schools which are serving as O/L examination evaluation centres will re-open on 10 January, after the papers are marked.
The Education Ministry stated the first phase of the evaluation activities began last Sunday (30) and will continue up to next Tuesday (8).
Following the completion of evaluation activities, 78 schools which are being used as evaluation centres will begin their first term next week. The schools which will be closed due to evaluations are:
Asoka College, Colombo 10, Thurston College, Colombo 3, Royal College, Colombo 7, Janadhipathi Vidyalaya, Maharagama, Janadhipathi Vidyalaya, Homagama, Piliyandala Central College, Piliyandala, St. Mary's College, Avissawella, Panadura Balika Vidyalaya, Panadura, Taxila Central College, Horana, Kalutara Tissa Central College, Kalutara, C.W.W. Kannangara Central College, Mathugama, Bandarawatta Parakrama Maha Vidyalaya, Gampaha, Henarathgoda Keppetipola Maha Viduyalaya, Mudungoda (Miriawatta Junction), Rathnawalee Balika Vidyalaya, Gampaha, Sangabodhi Maha Vidyalaya, Nittambuwa, St. Peter's Maha Vidyalaya, Negombo, Sanghamiththa Balika Vidyalaya, Galle, Sacred Heart Convent, Galle, Anuladevi Girls' School,
Galle, Fort President College, Matara, Survasious College, Matara, St. Thomas Girls' High School, Matara, Matara Central College, Matara, Devananda Maha Vidyalaya, Ambalangoda, Ananda Central College, Elpitiya, Godapitiya Maha Vidyalaya, Akuressa, St. Mary National School, Hambanthota, Tangalle Girls' School, Tangalle, Ferguson Girls' School, Rathnapura, Seevalee Central College, Rathnapura, Gankanda Central College, Pelmadulla, Buddha Jayanthi Central College, Balangoda, Embilipitiya Central College, Embilipitiya, Kegalu Balika Vidyalaya, Kegalle, Swarna Jayanthi Maha Viduhala, Kegalle, Sir John Kothalawala Maha Vidyalaya, Kurunegala ,St. Ann's College, Kurunegala, Nissanka Maha Vidyalaya, Kurunegala, Gettuwana Maha Vidyalaya, Kurunegala, Lakdas Maha Vidyalaya, Kurunegala, Kuliyapitiya Central College, Kuliyapitiya, St. Mary's Boys College, Chilaw, Mahasen Central College, Nikaweratiya, Viharamaha Devi Girls College, Kandy, Swarnamali Girls College, Kandy, St. Sylvester Maha Vidyalaya, Kandy, Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Maha Vidyalaya, Kandy, Hemamalee Balika Maha Vidyalaya,
Kandy, Vidyartha Maha Vidyalaya, Kandy, Sarasawi Uyana Maha Viduhala, Peradeniya,Wikramabahu Central College, Gampola, Vijaya National College, Matale, St. Thomas College, Matale, Gamini Central College, Nuwara Eliya, St. Bosko Maha Vidyalaya, Hatton, Niwathakachethiya Maha Vidyalaya, Anuradhapura, Swarnapali Balika Maha Vidyalaya, Anuradhapura, Walisingha Harischandra Maha Vidyalaya, Anuradhapura, Kekirawa Central College, Kekirawa, Thopawewa Maha Vidyalaya, Polonnaruwa, Bandarawela Central College, Bandarawela, Vishakha Girls High School Badulla, Dharmadutha Maha Vidyalaya Badulla, Mahiyanganaya Central College, Mahiyanganaya, Welimada Central College, Welimada, Mahanama Maha Vidyalaya, Monaragala, D.S. Senanayake Central College, Ampara, Sri Shanmugan Central College, Trincomalee, Wesley Maha Vidyalaya, Kalmune, St. Michael's College, Batticaloa, Vincent Girls High School, Batticaloa, Asraj Maha Vidyalaya , Akkaraipattu, Tamil Central College, Vavunia, Kilinochchiya Maha Vidyalaya, Kilinochchi, St. Savior Boys College, Mannar, Wembady Girls High School, Jaffna, Jaffna Central College, Jaffna, Nelliady Central College, Nelliady.