A mobile service of the Ministry of Road Development, EPC was conducted at Salika Salawa Hall at Dehiyattakandiya Divisional Secretariat area on 02.03.2014 under the Chairmanship of Hon. Minister of Road Development, EPC M.S.Uthumalabbe.
In this event, the problems faced by almost 250 peoples were identified through 20 societies functioning among 16 Grama Niladari Divisions and immediate attempts had been made to solve several problems.
Mr.M.I.Salawdeen, Mr.K.Pakkiyarajah, Planning Director, of Ministry of Road Development and other officers from Ministry of Road Development and from Divisional Secretariat Dehiyattakandiya have also been participated on this Mobile service.
12 new Divisional Secretariat areas in 9 districts have been declared by President Mahinda Rajapaksa as areas where both the Sinhala & Tamil languages should be used as the languages of administration.
The areas are Dehiwala, Mount Lavinia, Ganga Ihale Kirale and theKandy 4 Gravets and Gangawata Kirale, Matale, Lankapura and Welikanda in Polonnaruwa, Ratnapura, Balangoda, Mawanella, Kekirawa, Vavuniya South and Dehiattakandiya.
The president has made the order under the constitutional provisions that enable him to declare that both languages be used for administrative purposes in any area taking into consideration the linguistic make up of these areas.
Official Language Commissioner J.D.C.Jayasinghe said the government is expediting its tri-lingual policy throughout the country and this step would assist in the process.
Source: Sunday Times 14th Oct 2012