Tri-lingual official policy for SL
Posted on November 6th, 2012

Anura Senevirathna (for expat Hela team).

On the 2nd November 2012 Hon. Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe addressed the Human Rights Council, Geneva for the UPR (universal periodic review) of SL. The address was well structured in defence of the country and we are grateful for his noble effort. It is also vital to be constructively critical of a major flaw in the shape of ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-tri-lingualƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ official policy in the address, which runs as a dangerous undercurrent threatening the countryƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s national sovereignty. In the tri-lingual format, although English language is foreign, it is practically vital as a world language to communicate with the world. But Tamil is the language of Tamil Country (Tamil Nadu), which is foreign and should be kept in the private domain, like most national countries treat the languages of settler communities. This is a blatantly preposterous policy giving rise to separatist agendas and the very root of the non ending conflict climate in the country due to the official recognition of separatist entities as ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-small nationsƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ (sulu jaatheen). ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ To suppress the salient fact that SL is the country of the Sinhela Nation while Tamil Nadu is the Tamil country, is the greatest treachery committed by the so called national leaders of the nation then and now, by flaunting a non ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬…”existent SL nation, which does not have ONE OFFICIAL SOVEREIGN LANGUAGE, the basis of nationhood. ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Can we not see and learn even at this late stage how other sovereign national countries like Japan, Malaysia, France, Germany, UK and even America are run with the policy of INCLUSIVITY, unifying all settler races in ONE SOVEREIGN LANGUAGE, without alienating different races to go their own ways as in SL, ever threatening invasive terror and separatist agendas?

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Any comparison of SL with the multi national ground reality of the Indian Subcontinent is likened to oranges and apples. The numerous languages of various federal states including Tamil Nadu, which truly have the right for independent Nation Statehood. IndiaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s attempt of UNION through the official language of Hindi is meeting tough resistance due to IndiaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s geo-indigenous ethnic nature, and the goal of UNION reveals the presence of separate NATIONS in the Subcontinent unlike in SL.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ The Sinhela Nation in our indigenous sovereign national motherland have the fundamental human right, as the ONLY nation of people INCLUSIVE of all settler races in the Island of Sinhelas as all Sinhela National citizens, to UPHOLD the Sinhela Language as the SOVEREIGN LANGUAGE, which is the backbone of a nation to sustain. Hence, our utmost appeal to the Sinhela Nation of the Sinhela Island, to demand the leaders to Uphold the Sovereignty of the Sinhela Language in justice & truth! The Island Country that defended its national sovereignty for thousands of years with the life blood of our ancestors – our present duty is to carry through this noble duty by discarding infantile party political divisions, in uniting as the SINHELA NATION to protect our future generations to the end of the world.




8 Responses to “Tri-lingual official policy for SL”

  1. nandimitra Says:

    The greatest culprits who are disenfranchising the Sinhalese is the ruling classes. Tri lingual language policy is a fig leaf to cover the poor governance of the government it will not certainly bring any unity in SL. Only good governance will and that is one that this government is poor on.

  2. mjaya Says:

    Why should 80% of the population learn the language of (less than) 10%?

    This trilingual policy is the stupidest policy on the planet.

    We should openly say NO to this. If you are someone living in Sri Lanka and can’t understand Sinhalese, then learn it! Or else find some other country …..

  3. Dham Says:

    Furthermore it is not a easy language to learn. See the way Andy Lingam communticating !

    Sri lanka must teach Sinhala to every citizen. That will end all problems.
    OPEN SINHALA MAHA VIDYALAYA in Jaffna. It was distroyed by Tiger murderers.

  4. Fran Diaz Says:

    Why learn the Tamil language ? What purpose does it serve ?
    Tamil Nadu does not offer jobs to Sri Lankans, nor do they educate Sri Lankans in Tamil Nadu.
    In fact, the converse is true. So it is best that Tamil folk learn Sinhala if they live in Lanka.

    Next to Sinhala language, it is best to learn the English language, which is a world language and will lead to jobs here and abroad. English is the language of the computer too.

    No one is stopping anyone from learning any language in Sri Lanka. There is no need to force anyone to learn Tamil.

  5. Lorenzo Says:

    “Tamils vote with Muslims in EPC against SLA land grab of Muslim village

    [TamilNet, Wednesday, 07 November 2012, 15:30 GMT]

    The Eastern Provincial Council (EPC), which is now under the control of ruling United People Freedom Alliance (UPFA) passed a resolution unanimously Tuesday against the appropriation by the Sri Lanka Army of the entire traditional Muslim village, Karimayilaiyoottu with a century old mosque. C.Thandayuthapani, the opposition leader in the EPC who represents the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) extended full support to the motion saying that no one would tolerate the appropriation of a traditional Muslim village and the mosque by the Sri Lankan military. The resolution was brought by Ameer Ali, a ruling party member, at the monthly meeting of the EPC.”

    This means provincial councils HAVE LAND RIGHTS!!!!


  6. Dham Says:

    This means RULING PARTY is a Wahabi supporting party and have no regard to national interests.

  7. Voice123 Says:

    The Sinhala language evolved from Prakrit an INDIAN language? Both Sinhala and Tamil are originally INDIAN languages. One has no more claim to Sri Lankanness than the other, except that Sinhala, being more unique possibly has more traces of our original language still in it. Some Sinhalese boast about having an ancestor from Gujarat/Pakistan or some other such place. I believe those Sinhalese should return there, just like the separatist Tamils should return to Tamil Nadu. My ancestors were pure Sri Lankans and did not speak an Indian language and in fact, never set foot in India. They were not communal and welcomed any stranger that came to our shores provided they were genuine. The foreign language and culture was forced on them by invaders from India that destroyed our original indigenous/first nation civilization. They burned our settlements and captured our women and children.We are the descendants of the Lankans that welcomed the Lord Buddha when he visited our island centuries before Vijaya and his Indians arrived. Some of us speak Sinhala but dont recognise it as our original mother tongue. Its our choice and other Sri Lankans who recognise their indigenous roots, choice also whether they speak it or not or another international language. Sadly, our original language, that of the Indigenous people around the Southern Ocean, is lost to antiquity now but remnants of it and our culture live on. If you have indigenous ancestry, reclaim your lost heritage and freedom from two and a half millennia of Indian elitist oppression and join us. They dont care about any of us, Sri Lankans and all of us whatever our ethnicity are their mere pawns in their power struggles, just as their own poor are pawns in their own struggles. The only security the elites of India can give us collectively is – more parippu drops.

  8. Voice123 Says:

    It’s our choice whether we recognize our roots that go back 5,000 10,000 or more years ago or we fixate on the period after we were invaded by a legendary boat full of Prakrit speaking brigands that raped and murdered a handful of our foremothers, burned our settlements and imposed their Indian language on us. Sure we have redeemed ourselves to some extent by retaining traces of our original non-Indian language and evolving it separately so that today Sinhala is a unique language. Don’t forget that Indian bullying of indigenous people is still going on in the Andaman Islands today after India annexed it and is treating its original inhabitants like farm animals. No one is criticising India about their shocking human rights abuses there. If any Sri Lankan wants to claim a special relationship with the legendary boat load of invaders, and ONLY with these people, to the exclusion of our ANCESTRAL MOTHERS that never set foot on Indian soil, those Sri Lankans must accept the consequences. Embrace the 13th Amendment wholeheartedly and all other forms of interference by these “relatives”. To use a food metaphor, at the festivities, the ONLY food on the menu will be Dahl and you can choose the recipe to cook it with, but it MUST be an Indian recipe, whether that be a South Indian sambar or a North Indian Dahl makhani. Not even our very own indigenous parippu recipe will be allowed at the table. They will stamp it out. They will rewrite history Ramayana style. They will ensure that you only ever use their recipes and forget our own. If you’re prepared for such a future, continue to fixate only on this single invader/single cultural source connection at the expense of our multifaceted links through the millennia.

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