Colombo continues with ‘Sinhala-only’ circulars, Tamil officials in Batticaloa complain

[TamilNet, Thursday, 25 February 2016, 21:33 GMT]
The occupying Colombo continues to issue almost all official circulars in Sinhala language to the administrative offices that come under the ministries of the Colombo government, provincial and local administrative bodies, Tamil civil officials in Batticaloa complain. 90% of the population in the district is Tamil-speaking. Regardless of repeated complaints, SL ministries of genocidal Sri Lankan are bent upon Sinhalicisation of governance in the district, the Tamil officials in Batticaloa told TamilNet. While the global actors are not prepared to see physical, psychological, structural and cultural genocide against the nation of Eezham Tamils in the island and are not prepared to even spell the word Tamil in their resolutions being presented at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, how would their agent State in Colombo be prepared to issue the circulars in Tamil, the officials asked.

Sinhala-Only circular from Colombo
Sinhala-Only circular from Colombo
A circular received by Tamil-speaking officials at Paasikkuda on February 15, 2016. The circular has been issued by Colombo's Coconut Cultivation Board
There was a time when Sinhalicisation was committed openly with the so-called ‘Sinhala Only’ policy.

The same policy is now spearheaded through the LLRC based ‘Tri-lingual Sri Lanka’ policy in a sophisticated manner through appointing 90% of the key administrative officials from South to the top most positions within the civil administration in Batticaloa district.

Through appointing Sinhala civil officials in key positions, Colombo regime wants to facilitate Sinhaliciation of the district. The officials also collaborate with the occupying military, Buddhist monks and the Sinhala officials in the neighbouring districts to advance the structural genocide against the nation of Eezham Tamils in the district.

Excerpts of LLRC policy of ‘Sinhalicisation’:

On language identity of the nation of Eezham Tamils:
No district or province should be categorized in terms of language (LLRC 8.240)

The Commission also recommends that the government should have a pro-active of policy to encourage mixed schools serving children from different ethnic and religious background. In this regard the Government should develop a carefully conceived policy facilitating the admission of children from different ethnic and religious groups to these schools (LLRC: 8.250)

The Commission therefore welcomes the Government initiative for a trilingual nation by the year 2020 (LLRC: 8.239)

 

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