Parents in Kilinochchi District have complained that the Director of Education had not taken speedy action to re-activate eight schools closed in war environment.
In Poonagary division 6 schools have been closed. Ponnavelly Saivapragasa Vidyalayam,Pallavarayankaddu HTM School, Aththai Muthuikumarasamy Vidyalayam, Thampirai GTM School, Cheddiyakurichchi GTM School and Kowtharimunai GTM School had been closed.
Similarly two schools have been closed in Karaichchi Division. Although action was taken in 2010 to re-activate these it was not successful.
Parents have requested that Ponnavely Saivapragasa Vidyalaya be established between Kiranchi and Veravil. Parents of pallavarayankaddu said that the school there is in a position to be started immediately but, the Director had not hitherto taken any action to recommission that school.
As salinization had spread and people had displaced schools should be operated in areas where people in concentration, they said. They also said that, because of the continuing closure students have to travel more than 10 miles to attend other schools.