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National Peoples’ Power (NPP) presidential candidate Anura Kumara Dissanayake yesterday assured northern people that they would create a situation where Tamil people would be able to learn and deal with the government in their mother tongue.

Speaking at an election rally in Kilinochchi, he said there were two state languages such as Sinhala and Tamil and added that it was vital to ensure the language rights of all communities.

“There are communities who speak Sinhala and Tamil languages. We have to ensure their right to learn and deal with government matters in their mother tongue. Tamils must have a right to lodge a complaint in Tamil. They should get a reply in Tamil to a letter sent by them to a state institution in Tamil,” he said.

Mr Dissanayake said our rulers were trying to instigate racism for their petty political gains and added that they were trying to create a division in the communities to continue their governance.

“When the signboard of the Palali Airport was put up in Tamil, Mahinda Rajapaksa tried to create an opinion that the Sinhala language has been undermined by the Tamil just to gain Sinhala votes. When we came here, we saw that Rajapaksa’s name boards displayed here are in Tamil. That is to gain Tamil votes,” he said.

Mr Dissanayake said they would introduce a programme to foster Tamil culture and literature so as to protect their cultural identity.

“We do not see any literal, cultural-artistic products identical to the northern Tamil. They totally depend on Tamil Nadu artists,” he said. (Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • Mm Wednesday, 13 November 2019 09:15 AM

    At one time you lot killed Tamils

    Dhammika Wednesday, 13 November 2019 09:30 AM

    Be it religiously , Culturely and Socialy its the Tamil community who are closest to the Singhalese people of Sri Lanka .

    Muthu kesavan Wednesday, 13 November 2019 02:25 PM

    You are right but leaders don’t want to see/hear this because they can’t win elections with out communal trouble.

    Waco Wednesday, 13 November 2019 12:59 PM

    In UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand it has to be English when dealing with the Government. In France it has to be French when dealing with the Government. In Germany, it has to be German when dealing with the Government. In Japan, it has to be Japanese , when dealing with the Government. In Russia, it has to be Russian, when dealing with the Government. In Sri Lanka , it should be Sinhalese or English Language. It is not practically possible to work with more that one language in any country. In Sri Lanka all must learn Sinhalese or English.

    Muthu kesavan Wednesday, 13 November 2019 01:55 PM

    Mr. Dissanayake sri Lanka need more leaders like you .


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