Sri Lanka schools reopen amid fears of more militant attacks

ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP

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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