Wednesday, 04 January 2023 08:34

Coexistence Through Language

Participants in two second language courses in the Gampaha and Trincomalee Districts under NPC’s project Language to Reconcile conducted by the National Institute of Language Education Training (NILET) were awarded their certificates. Each of the courses comprised 90 hours of class sessions.

 In the Gampaha district, the Tamil language was taught to 43 participants from Negombo including Local Inter Religious Committee members, District Inter Religious Committee members, religious leaders, government officers, Community Police Officers and community leaders. The participants performed stage dramas, dances, speeches and songs at the certificate awarding event, which was attended by NPC Chairman Dr. Joe William, NPC Executive Director Dr. Jehan Perera and the Negombo Divisional Secretary.

The course in the Trincomalee District had 50 participants. The certificate awarding ceremony was attended by NPC Treasurer Prof. T. Jayasingam. Participants requested NPC to extend the course hours to 150 hours so that they could fulfil the requirement necessary for government servants to receive increments and promotions. Prof. Jayasingam said NPC would check the possibility of doing this with its partner organizations and other stakeholders.