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Arabic name-boards still up in plain sight

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Despite the instructions given to the official language department by Minister of National Co-existence, Dialogue and Official Languages, Mano Ganeshan, to remove name-boards written in Arabic put up in Kattankudy, Valachchenai, and Ottamavadi, it is reported that they have not been removed as yet.

It was also revealed to our sister paper Lankadeepa that a special communique had also been sent in this regard by the acting IGP C. D. Wickramarathne.

Junior police officers had expressed the view that they are unable to comprehend why steps had not been taken to remove these name-boards that are situated in plain sight.

They said that several Muslim residents had also queried from them as to why these name boards are not being removed.

In accordance with the Constitution, name-boards should only be in Sinhala, Tamil, and English and if any other language is used action should be taken to remove them, responded Minister Mano Ganeshan when this matter was posed to him. (Srinath Prasanna Jayasuriya)

  Comments - 7

  • Ishan Friday, 28 June 2019 10:13 AM

    What about Chinese one.

    Junaid Friday, 28 June 2019 10:29 AM

    Arabic also must be made an official language of Sri Lanka. We Muslims are almost 10% now.

    Put your sinhala buddhist house first in order Friday, 28 June 2019 10:36 AM

    The name boards at the tall buddhist building at thummulla is only in two languages. How Come ?

    Kingsley Wijesinhe Friday, 28 June 2019 10:36 AM

    The OIC at Kattankudy should be ordered to explain.

    SAS Friday, 28 June 2019 10:47 AM

    then what will happen to chiness language in many restaurant , construction sites etc....

    Jayan Friday, 28 June 2019 10:49 AM

    Well, Chines language must be removed in Colombo as well as part of the Island even seen on Anchor milk powder packets. Also the Tamil should be written without spelling mistake.

    xlntgson Friday, 28 June 2019 10:27 PM

    Three languages have no space, how to write fourth?


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