[lg policy] Sri Lanka: Police violate national language policy:

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Thu Feb 14 16:21:45 UTC 2013

 Police violate national language policy: Vasu
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 15:32
The National Languages and Social Integration Minister Vasudeva
Nanayakkara said the Police had violated the “national language
policy” by distributing forms to motorists in Colombo containing
instructions in only the Sinhala language.

“It’s a clear violation of the national language policy and I have
written to the Inspector General of Police to take immediate action
regarding this,” the minister said and added that he was awaiting a
response from the IGP.

“The IGP has been very cooperative with regard to the national
language policy. So this obviously seems to have been done without his
knowledge,” he said.

Motorists in Colombo and its suburbs were handed over forms by
policemen, for a survey on light vehicles entering and leaving the
City. (Hafeel Farisz)


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