The Education Ministry has launched a programme to make teacher sand students proficient in three languages – Sinhala, Tamil and English.
A pilot project titled “Thribasha” has already been launched by the Education Ministry together with the National Languages and Social Integration Ministry.
Director Navodhya school branch at the Education Ministry, R. Pathirathne has said that teachers and school children would be taught two words daily from English and Tamil and languages, which are not their mother tongue.
Pathirathne has said the porgramme was being conducted in the Kandy District and would be extended to schools in all districts including the North and East.
The main objective of the programme is to ensure that school children from grade 1 to grade 5, including the teachers be trained in Sinhala, Tamil and English.
According to Pathirathne, the Ministry is looking at training 1,000 teachers in all three languages in the second stage of the project.