The Government of Japan has granted Rs. 100 million under its Non-Project Counterpart Fund for the implementation of the Trilingual Language Policy of Sri Lanka.
Rs. 80.24 million will be provided for capacity building of language teachers in the general education system promoting a Trilingual Sri Lanka. This project for teacher development and capacity building by improving the quality of learning and teaching of Sinhala, Tamil, and English to promote trilingual Sri Lanka.
The project will be implemented by the Ministry of Education and would support the development of teacher training material and conducting of training programs at provincial, zonal and divisional levels, establishment of quality circles of language teachers etc.
Preparation of handbook for the use of government officers in all IV levels:
Another Rs. 20 million will be provided for preparation of handbook for the use of government officers in all IV levels. This project for printing of study packs based on syllables prepared for second language proficiency in all four levels of public officers and the printing of related course modules.
This project will be implemented by the Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration.
The two projects are expected to benefit around 54,150 of language teachers (Sinhala, Tamil, and English), nearly 4 million primary to secondary level students and 1.3 million public officers and the general public as a whole.