The University Grants Commission has decided to re-open the universities for its academic and non-academic staff on the 4th of May. The universities will re-open for the Final Year students on the 11th of May. The date of the recommencement of academic activities the remaining university students has been set on the 18th of May. Chairman of the University Grants Commission Professor Sampath Amarathunge says that a circular will be issued in due course in consultation with the health ministry on guidelines to be followed to be protected from the pandemic when opening universities. Meanwhile, the government has decided to open schools for the 2nd term on the 11th of May. Earlier it was decided to commence the 2nd term of schools on the 20th of this month.
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