Bonanza for dual language public servants

  • 14 Aug 2007 03:17:35 GMT

    Day dreamers to pocket an additional allowance of 15-25K monthly. All in the name of serving the Tamils.

    You need not go anywhere or any govt. dept. Just ask CWC, Thonda and Co. There are plenty of them fluent in both languages. Mr.Collure should know better. Use them as Interpreters and they will be emoloyed too.

    You can prevent the Day dreamers in the public service who will use this as an opportunity to prolong their regular duties.


  • 14 Aug 2007 04:17:36 GMT

    A handsome bonus for skills in speaking or read & write all three languages depending on the skill level.

    Good idea.

  • 14 Aug 2007 05:10:18 GMT

    They always talk about this but nothing happened so far.

    There is a big shortage of Tamil translators in the Government sector, fill those vacancies first. Instead the government is recruiting people to unwanted areas.

  • 14 Aug 2007 06:17:08 GMT

    Courtesy? My foot! The courtesy should be neatly rolled and send up you know where of the idiots who make such stupid remarks.

  • 14 Aug 2007 06:36:05 GMT

    [Courtesy? My foot! The courtesy should be neatly rolled and send up you know where of the idiots who make such stupid remarks.]


    If you do not have any counter arguments, attempting such a thing may not be a bad idea.


  • 14 Aug 2007 09:20:24 GMT

    Best way let all Srilankans to use Sinhala.

    No other language is Government establishments also in Schools.English a second language.

    like Japan,Germany,France,Italy.

  • 14 Aug 2007 09:34:50 GMT

    Sinhalese do not want tamil language, similarly the tamils do not want the sinhalese. The best thing to do is make both of them second official and make English the official language. Under this scheme, the government doesnt need to give a unfair dole to the ones who are proficient in many languages. By doing this we can get the best out of the best.

  • 14 Aug 2007 10:16:20 GMT

    Perhaps `donaldcleevel` is hoping, he may be appointed from the `National List` (made MP), and given a suitable appointment to `over-see` the `back-to` English `move`. Ca`nt see it happening during this regime .. he`d have to wait until Ranil comes back to `power`.

  • 14 Aug 2007 11:19:00 GMT

    [Best way let all Srilankans to use Sinhala.]

    This was the beginning of all problems. It is surprising somebody suggesting the very cause of the problem as the solution. Sinhalese never learn perhaps...

  • 14 Aug 2007 11:56:35 GMT


    Tamil is an official language of Sri Lanka, and a language that has been historically spoken here.

    It is not courtesy - it is called the law! The obvious inability of some citizens to comprehend the legal requirements of an official language policy is clearly visible by the posts of some members.