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Bilingual policy will be implemented in private sector as well.

The chairman of the  state languages commission Ranjith Uyangoda says, the required legal provisions  are being prepared  to implement the bilingual policy in the private sector as well.  Participating in a programme over the SLBC this morning Mr Uyangoda said the government is committed to provide services to people both in Sinhala and Tamil Languages. There are 19 communities living in Sri Lanka.  Tamil and Muslims are the major  communities among them. Therefore the government has taken measures to teach Sinhala language Tamil speaking communities and Tamil language to Sinhala community in order to strengthen national reconciliation.

Sinhala and Tamil language people will be provided to government schools for this purpose. The commission has also started a programme of training translators under assistance of Canada.