Chief Minister Maheepala Herath has taken steps to close 40 schools in Sabaragamuwa Province indefinitely.
People affected by floods and landslides are camped in schools and temples.
Thirty two schools in Kegalle and Ratnapura were converted into makeshift camps.
The chief minister also said that 19 schools were under threat of landslides.
Chief Minister of the Western Provincial Council Isura Devapriya noted that the schools inundated or currently utilized as relief camps for the persons affected by floods in Kolonnawa and Kaduwela, will be closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Expressing his views to our news team, the Chief Minister noted that other schools in the province will operate as usual.
Meanwhile, the Colombo University has volunteered to provide photo copies of their personal note books for the Advanced Level students whose books were destroyed following the disaster situation.
The ministry further noted that the operation room established by the Ministry of Education would also accept relief aid.
Among the closed schools in Kaduwela Education Zone are;
St Maria Vidyalaya
Munidasa Kumarathunga Maha Vidyalaya
Ehala Bomiriya Primary school
Colombo Education Zone
St Jones Vidyalaya in Mattakkuliya
Thotalaga Sanga Bodhi Vidyalaya
Al Hijra Muslim Vidyalaya
Maligawatte Darussalam Muslim Vidyalaya
Kelaniya Education Zone
Malwana Maha Vidyalaya
Homagama Education Zone
Mayadunna Maha Vidyalaya
Pahathgama Roman Catholic School
Thunnana Sumanajothi Vidyalaya