Sri Lanka schools reopen amid fears of more militant attacks


State schools in Sri Lanka resumed classes on Monday amid tight security, 15 days after the deadly Easter Sunday bombings.

Authorities have planned a staggered school opening, with mid-to-upper stream classes resuming on Monday, to be followed by lower grades at a later date.

Despite the tight security and military patrols, most classrooms were near empty on Monday as several parents are still afraid of more terror attacks.

Only about 5 per cent of its 6,000 students were back in classes, an official at Colombo’s Royal College said.

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