Schools Rugby back in October?

GCE A/L examinations set for September

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The Ministry of Education has postponed the commencement of the GCE Advanced Level examinations that was supposed to be held in August 2020 to September in a bid to help educators and students catch up on the time they missed out due to Covid 19.

This postponement will also affect the resumption of the Dialog Schools Rugby League that was set for an early resumption in September. Accordingly, the Advanced Level examination will start on the 7th of September and is set to conclude on the 2nd of October.

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With the examinations pushed to September, there may be a window for the games to be played in July but with the Minister of Sports Dullas Alahapperuma suggesting to re-open schools periodically, this seems a distant possibility.

Schools are set to resume in 3 phases with students of grade 13, 11 and 5 requested to return on the 6th of July and the grades 10 & 12 set to resume on the 20th of July.

With the social distancing protocols still in place and with schools set to continue their hours until 3.30 p.m., the only viable option will be to play the league in October.

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The Ministry of Education is yet to release the circular on the resumption of sports activities.

The Dialog Schools Rugby League for 2020 kicked off on the 3rd of March and was halted owing to the coronavirus pandemic in its second week. There remain 7 weeks to complete the season for 2020.