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* Sri Lanka MPs to receive Tamil language lessons
Thu, Jun 9, 2011, 11:46 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration has commenced a programme to provide education on Tamil language to the members of Sri Lanka Parliament.

The National Institute of Language Education and Training will conduct the Tamil language course for the MPs.

Prominence is given to speech in Tamil in the six-month course, says the Ministry.

The classes are to be held for two hours in the morning on each Wednesday the parliament meets.

The first course is to be commenced with the participation of 30 MPs and ministers of both government and opposition.

The Minister of National Languages and Social Integration, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, says the public officials at government institutions, especially, receptionists and other personnel interacting with the public should be bilingual.

The government believes knowledge to communicate in all three languages Sinhala, Tamil, and English will aid the reconciliation process between the communities easier.



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