The government has identified 12 new divisional secretariats in nine districts that are required to use both Sinhala and Tamil as their languages in administration.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared Dehiwala - Mount Lavinia, Ganga Ihala Korale and the Kandy Four Gravets and Gangawata Korale, Matale, Lankapura and Welikanda in Polonnaruwa, Ratnapura, Balangoda, Mawanella, Kekirawa, Vavuniya South and Dehiattakandiya divisional secretariats should use both languages in their administrations.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared 2012 as the Year for a Trilingual Sri Lanka last year.
A 10-year National Action Plan was also launched in 2011. This plan will be implemented together with ministries of National Languages and Social Integration, Education, Higher Education, Public Administration and Provincial Councils.
Trilingual initiative is one of the recommendations by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission.