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Friday, March 25, 2011 - 09.23 GMT

Towards trilingual Sri Lanka


An official website on National languages and Social Integration was launched recently to ease the 10 year plan to make Sri Lanka a trilingual country.

This website will give the public an open forum on the Ministry's work and the public will get an opportunity to air their opinion on development and point out weaknesses.

Speaking at the launch of the website, National Languages and Social Integration Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara said that Sinhala and Tamil languages enjoy an equal position in Sri Lanka.

Steps have been taken to train translators and several language courses are also being conducted while translators will also be provided facilities, he added.

The Minister said that 600 teachers trained in Sinhala and Tamil language are to be sent to various parts of the country.

He also pointed out that it is compulsory for newly appointed Government servants to learn all three languages.






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