In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the school system in Sri Lanka was unable to function properly for nearly two years and the government has taken measures to reopen schools from today (10).
The reopening and functioning of the schools is being taken place in adherence to the health guidelines in and out of the premises.
However, certain trade unions are of the view that the children are not entirely safe from the threat of the pandemic despite the reopening.
Speaking to media, Secretary of the Ceylon Teachers Union Joseph Stalin pointed out that although the government should provide the necessary facilities to every child, not even a face mask of the standard has been provided.
Adding that he cannot comment on the decision to reopen schools in adherence to the health guidelines recommended by the Health Sector, Stalin noted that the authorities should be taking formal actions ensuring the safety of children.