Sri Lanka to implement dual language policy in public service

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Mon Mar 2 13:55:31 UTC 2009

 Sri Lanka to implement dual language policy in public service

Sunday, March 1, 2009, 15:38 GMT, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka government plans to implement the dual
language policy in public service, says the Minister for
Constitutional Affairs, DEW Gunasekara.  Speaking at a function held
in Colombo this morning the Minister said the government has taken
this decision under the direction of State Language Commission.
According to the Minister, Cabinet of ministers has already approved
this decision.

Minister Gunasekara said following the implementation of new policy
the people who have a sound knowledge of Sinhala as well as Tamil will
only be given permanent appointments in the state sector in future.
The government has also decided to implement this new policy on the
promotion schemes in state sector.

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