A two-day workshop on Second National Language has been organized at Kopay Teachers’ Training College on 08th and 09th November. Governor of Northern Province GA Chandrasiri participated as Chief Guest at the inauguration ceremony of the workshop.
Students of Trilingual Learning Center of Northern Province participated at this workshop.
“A timely move to encourage and achieve meaningful reconciliation among society members in Northern Province. Sinhala and Tamil are official languages of this country. English is considered as the link language. In brief , I would say languages play a major role in establishing peace in the country. Communication gap between the communities can be reduced by learning other’s language.”
Northern Province Trilingual Center is scheduled to conduct Sinhala and English classes in Kilinochchi in coming August.
A meeting in this regard was held at Governor’s Secretariat in Jaffna on 22nd July under the chairmanship of Governor of the Northern Province GA Chandrasiri. The Principal of the Trilingual Center and resource persons took part at this discussion.
Secretary to the Governor L.Ilaangovan was also present at this meeting.
“Mahinda Chinthanaya envisages a trilingual Sri Lanka where Sinhala and Tamil speaking people will relate to each other in each other’s languages and English will be a life skill for occupation and employment and an instrument of communication to access knowledge from the external world. Sinhala and Tamil will be further developed to serve as the country’s languages of discourse, discussion and intellectual debate on all aspects of modern knowledge and technology as is the function of national languages in almost all other countries of the world. This will enable the vast majority of our people to participate in national discourse to thereby help grow a vibrant, practicing democracy in the country.These Trilingual centers will definitely fulfill the aspirations of Mahintha Chinthana and thereby help to achieve real peace & meaningful in this country.”
Newly constructed classrooms at Trilingual Training Centre at Kalviyankadu, Jaffna were declared open by Governor of the Northern Province GA Chandrasiri on 06th April 2014.
These semi-permanent classrooms were constructed by UNICEF organization. He inaugurated the classes for the first batch of the programme. In these classrooms, 210 students in six divisions can learn at a time. A canteen has been constructed it this compound.
Secretary to the Governor L.Ilaangovan, Asst. Secretary of Jaffna Regional Commissioner Office S.Annadurai, the Principal of the Trilingual Center Mrs.Lilani Amarasinghe and representative from UNICEF also took part in the event.