Sri Lanka schools reopen but students stay away

A Sri Lankan bomb disposal squad officer using a sniffer dog to check for explosives at a school in Colombo on Sunday, ahead of the reopening of all public schools after an extended Easter holiday. Schools reopened to near-empty classrooms yesterday,
PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

A Sri Lankan bomb disposal squad officer using a sniffer dog to check for explosives at a school in Colombo on Sunday, ahead of the reopening of all public schools after an extended Easter holiday. Schools reopened to near-empty classrooms yesterday, as Sri Lanka police arrested two men after a personal feud led to clashes between two sectarian groups in Negombo, a seaside resort town north of the capital, the site of one of the deadliest Easter Sunday suicide bombings.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 07, 2019, with the headline 'Sri Lanka schools reopen but students stay away'. Print Edition | Subscribe