Daily Mirror - Sri Lanka|May 29, 2020
No school competition (individual or team) has been held since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic at Zonal, Provincial or National level and until clearance is given by the Health Ministry, the Education Ministry is unlikely to approve competitions being held at school level.
The University Grants Commission allocates extra marks for participation at National level competitions serving as an additional qualification for students seeking to enter universities.
However, as competitions are not being held this year, it has been a setback for all talented sportsmen and sportswomen.
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May 29, 2020