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Cabinet defers decision on National Anthem language

Dec 13, 2010 5:42:25 AM- transcurrents.com

by D.B.S. Jeyaraj

Contrary to news reports the Sri Lankan cabinet has NOT decided that the National Anthem should be sung in Sinhala and not in Tamil also.

Public Administration minister WDJ Senevirathne submitted paper that Sinhala be the sole language for national anthem for cabinet approval

During discussions ministers Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Douglas Devananda, Rajitha Senaratne, Rauf Hakeem & Athaullah opposed the idea vehemently

Seeing the deep differences in cabinet on the matter President Rajapaksa announced that a decision would be taken later&deferred the issue

Until a final decision is taken the national anthem would be sung in both the Sinhala &Tamil languages. Let the status quo remain forever!

from http://twitter.com/dbsjeyaraj