Tamil for parliamentarians

Updated: 11:35 GMT, Aug 12, 2017 | Published: 05:10 GMT, Aug 12, 2017 |

The National Institute of Language Education and Training which is tasked with teaching the two official languages to MPs, following approval to a proposal submitted by the Ministry of National Coexistence, Dialogue and Official Languages, confirmed that only 40 out of 225 Parliamentarians had registered for the classes and that the turn out for the introduction and orientation had been dismal to say the least.

The 40 Parliamentarians, both male and female MPs included Ministers from the Government, and MPs from the Government, the Opposition and the Joint Opposition.

The proposal made by Minister of National Coexistence, Dialogue and Official Languages, Mano Ganesan with regard to creating a proficiency of the respective second language among MPs was accepted by all political party leaders when such had been made at a party leaders meeting.