[lg policy] Japan Provides Rs. 100 million to promote Trilingual Language Policy in Sri Lanka

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sat Mar 8 15:01:26 UTC 2014

 Japan Provides Rs. 100 million to promote Trilingual Language Policy in
Sri Lanka
  Details Published on Saturday, 08 March 2014 05:12

  The Government of Japan has granted Rs. 100 million under its Non-Project
Counterpart Fund for implementing two projects identified by the Government
of Sri Lanka, aimed at facilitating the implementation of the Trilingual
Language Policy of Sri Lanka.

Under this programme japan provides Rs. 80.24 million  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.

Rs. 20 million will be provided for 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.
Japan considers these two projects of great importance in terms of
facilitating national reconciliation through promoting a Trilingual Sri
Lanka enabling all communities to communicate with each other with ease and
understanding. Japan hopes that these projects will enhance the
government's efforts towards reconciliation.


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