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Sri Lanka: Multilingualism, multiculturalism and Sinhala academia

Sep 9, 2011 8:42:46 PM - yahoo.com
Celebrating multilingualism in Sri Lanka, and delivering a keynote address in a language award ceremony in Colombo in July, Professor of Sinhala K.N.O. Dharmadasa said that Tamil came to be introduced into the island at a later time, especially after the Polonnaruva period (c. 13th century AD). According to the Mahavamsa myth he was relying upon, culture of multilingualism in the island began ...