The Official Language and Social Integration Ministry has pointed out that it is mandatory for public employees who had joined the service after 01st July 2007 to study Sinhala as well as Tamil Languages.
Minister S.B. Nawinna opined that regulations on the study of languages are already being drafted. At present the strength in the Public service is 1.3 million. The Minister said that the onus of his Ministry was to impart Language knowledge to 600 thousand within the next five years. The Minister was speaking at the swearing in ceremony of Jayanath Seneviratne. He took oaths as a member of the Wariyapola Pradeshiya Sabha.