Thursday, May 3, 2012

Migrant Workers and Tri Lingual Language policy Sri Lanka as a country heading towards tri lingual language Policy, there is a ministry for that and ministry seems to be getting funds as well. The most importnat segment of Sri Lankan Labour of Sri Lanka is being neglected by the state. There are no proper Language facilities for tamil language Speakers at the Sri Lanka Foriegn Employment Bureau premises and its staff, compare to Singhala speaking staff the tamil speaking staff is very small. At the Colombo air port in many instances i witness that the Bureau desk function without Tamil speaking officers, Large number of Migrant Workers are from North and East region and mainly from tamil Speaking background but hardly there are any tamil Speaking oficers its the same in all migrant worker related government bodies. This is another clear descrimination on Migrant Workers Lakshan Dias Attorney at Law