[lg policy] Sri Lanka: Nat. language policy implementation to LG=?windows-1252?Q?=92s_?=- Minister Vasudeva

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 12 15:35:34 UTC 2011

Collective responsibility of all:
Nat. language policy implementation to LG’s - Minister Vasudeva

Steps will be taken to empower all local government authorities to
oversee the proper implementation of the national languages policy
within their districts, National Languages and Social Integration
Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara said. The minister said so while
participating in a workshop on language usage and the execution of a
national language policy for local government administration in

The minister said Sri Lankans had to suffer immensely because of the
lack of respect and recognition for each others’ language, religion or
race in comparison to other developing countries. He said that the
President had put an end to the war and it was a collective
responsibility and duty of all to ensure that this kind of a situation
would not repeat.

The minister said that it was necessary to properly execute the
language usage and national languages policy to ensure that all races
receive equal respect and equal opportunity as a single Sri Lankan
race within a unified country. Nanayakkara said that any Sri Lankan
should have the right to have his services carried out in one's
respective mother tongue at any governmental office.

He explained that it is their responsibility, as public
representatives to create a positive environment wherever there is a
lack of facilities and a suitable environment.


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