Distance allowed for school trips may be reduced - Ministry of Education

The per day distance allowed for schools to take its students on school trips may be reduced according to the Ministry of Education. Following the accident which took place in Hatton on Friday where a bus carrying school students met with an accident resulting in the death of seven, the Ministry is now considering curtailing the distance allowed to 100km.

Many members of the public had criticised the Colombo school involved in the incident of taking its students on a one day trip to Nuwara Eliya, which is around 160 km away. People were seen criticising the distance for a one day trip on social media as well as the decision by school authorities to leave Nuwara Eliya after dark had fallen to return to Colombo.