Language and Culture

We believe that in order to understand each other and to live in harmony with other cultures and religions, we must first respect people’s mother tongue.
Read about the official language policy of Sri Lanka and make a PLEDGE to respect language rights.

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”

-Nelson Mandela

The Language and Culture Subcommittee aims

  1. To protect Language Rights, recognising that they are fundamental to the safeguarding of human rights
  2. To promote a trend against discrimination due to caste difference, status, religion and ethnicity etc
  3. To launch religious, inter-religious exchange programmes and discussions that focus on the core values of religions.
  4. To protect ancient artistic traditions and traditional artisans
  5. To initiate a discussion on literature, visual art, and folk art, to promote appreciation.
  6. To take steps to initiate a mini library of writings, books and papers, literature, cinema and Teledrama DVDs etc that are useful for the active Citizen Council.


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