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)