FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

Our National Anthem – A Statement by the Rt. Rev. Duleep de Chickera, the Bishop of Colombo

I am deeply perturbed with the regrettable Cabinet decision to deprive our Tamil speaking citizens of the right to sing the National Anthem in their mother tongue.

December 28, 2010

National Anthem only in Sinhala; Tamil version out

Sri Lanka’s national anthem will remain only in Sinhala, the Cabinet decided on Wednesday. The move will mean that the current Tamil version will no longer be played at any official or state functions.

December 12, 2010
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