connections / August 20, 2012
On the 21stof January, President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared 2012 as the Year for a Trilingual Sri Lanka, where a program to encourage Sri Lankans to learn all three languages-Tamil, Sinhala and English was launched and A 10 – year national Plan for a Trilingual Sri Lanka was released which presents a national initiative to encourage the acquisition of trilingual skills and competencies.
Seven months down the line-we take a look at how much of the program has been successful, the challenges and how the private sector – whether it be for national or purely business goals are becoming more conscious of being trilingual.
Min.Vasudeva Nanayakkara on the Implementation of the Language Policy
Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara of the Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration, that coordinates the work carried out by the Official language Commission, the National Institute of Language Education and Training and the Department of Official Languages, speaks to YATV about how much of the policies that are on paper have been carried out in practice.
Watch out you are being Watched ! -CCTV in Colombo
The Police Department is now better equipped to make Colombo free. This report takes a look at how CCTV has become part and parcel of Policing in Colombo.