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* Sri Lanka Police deploy thousands of Tamil speaking officers to the North and East
Thu, Dec 5, 2013, 12:36 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have deployed thousands of Tamil speaking officers to the Northern and Eastern Provinces.

Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana told the media that 900 Tamil police officers and 1,500 Sinhala police officers fluent in the Tamil language have been deployed to police stations in the Northern and Eastern Provinces.

He explained that the Tamil speaking citizens in the North and East areas could then get their statements recorded in Tamil.

According to the spokesman, the Northern Province has 53 police stations with bilingual police officers while the East has this facility in areas dominated by a Tamil-speaking majority.

He said the Police Department has taken measures to deploy more Tamil speaking police officers to the North and East in order to avoid miscommunications and delays due to the language barrier in carrying out services.

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