Arrangements are in place for the 10-year National Plan which will provide knowledge on the three languages to all citizens. The Indo-Sri Lanka Joint Planning Programme begins in Colombo.
An Indian delegation comprising the Co-Secretary of the Indian Human Resources Development Ministry is in the island for the purpose. A series of workshops commenced in Colombo today with the involvement of the members of the Indian team. The President’s target is to mould a society excelled in the Sinhala, Tamil and English Languages through a trilingual language programme which would be unveiled next year. The programme will be crafted to suit the school network as well as the Public Service. India is willing to extend her utmost support towards this effort. The series of workshop which commenced today is aimed at crafting plans for this purpose. Minister S.B. Nawinna and Presidential Advisor Sunimal Fernando were among those who graced the inauguration.