On April 28th. All schools in Sri Lanka suddenly closed due to the high infection rates of Covid-19. The corona situation in Sri Lanka is still a cause for concern. Fortunately, 14 million Sri Lankans have already had their first corona jab and 4 million both injections. But the hospitals and quarantine centers are still full of corona patients. One of our teachers was also infected at home and had to go to a quarantine center with the whole family for a month. All school staff members received the corona jab (sinopharm) twice.
Some of the staff members are still present in school every day to make the buildings corona-free and the garden “dengue-free”. In addition to covid-19, dengue fever also claimed more victims during this period. From mid-August, the number of Covid-19 cases suddenly rose to an average of 4,000 infections and 200 deaths per day. The highest numbers ever in Sri Lanka! That is why a total lockdown came into effect on August 20.
Mudithe de Silva (Director of the Deaf School) and Lakshari’s wedding date was scheduled for August 19. On Sunday afternoon (15) it was suddenly announced via TV that all weddings and other gatherings were banned from midnight on Tuesday evening (17) due to the corona crisis situation in the country. Mudithe jumped into action and miraculously managed to arrange everything for an early wedding ceremony on Monday, August 16. That was quite a job because the Hotel, the photographer, the beautician, the hairdresser, the band, the witnesses, the registrar, the wedding car, the bakery for the wedding cake and all the invitees had to be approached. Unfortunately, the number of guests also had to be reduced to a minimum, so it ended up being a wedding with only 18 guests. The “Home Coming” took place the next day in the bungalow of Mudithe’s parents (Susiri and Tineke De Silva) with only the closest relatives from both sides.