Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Documents at zonal education offices only in Sinhala, Sri Lankan teachers union complains
Mon, Feb 25, 2013, 10:06 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 25, Colombo: A teacher trade union in Sri Lanka says the documents in zonal education offices are only in Sinhala language.

The Ceylon Teachers' Union (CTU) has noted that Tamil teachers in the country faced difficulties in dealing with administrative issues since all documents are in Sinhala language.

CTU General Secretary Joseph Stalin says Tamil teachers face difficulties with Sinhala document and unavailability of documents in Tamil language is a violation of the national languages policy launched by the National Languages and Social Integration Ministry.

Citing an example, Stalin said in Hatton of the Central Province, where a majority of the residents are plantation Tamils, there are 34 Sinhala schools and 114 Tamil schools with a majority of the teachers being Tamils. However, all documents at the zonal education office are in Sinhala.

According to Stalin, the authorities need to be aware of this situation and work towards implementing the national languages policy evenly.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lankan PM to give priority to strengthen rural economy
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Marxist party opposes separatist agenda of Tamil party, calls for plan for national unity
-- [3 hours ago]
Postal voting for Sri Lanka's General Election will commence tomorrow
-- [4 hours ago]
Opposition Provincial Minister arrested for assaulting supporters of Sri Lanka's ruling UNP
-- [4 hours ago]
Australian assistance to establish clinical waste management systems in Sri Lankan state hospitals
Indian fishers appeal central government to get fishermen released from Sri Lanka custody
Another victim of shooting at Sri Lanka election rally dies
American Center in Colombo hosts seminar on labor rights in garment industry
Veteran Sri Lankan cricketers appointed as brand ambassadors for National Kidney Fund
Sri Lanka plans to achieve an economic growth beyond 8 percent next three years

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.