Sri Lanka denies move to ban national anthem in Tamil
December 14, 2010 07:06 am
The status quo will remain, said public administration minister John Seneviratne, who is in charge of managing the code of conduct for the national anthem as well as the national flag.
“There is no decision to make a change with regard to the anthem and we will continue what we have been doing,” Seneviratne told AFP.
However, housing minister Wimal Weerawansa, told the Ada Derana that he supported any move to outlaw the Tamil rendition of the anthem.
reply to Minister Wimal Weerawansa who called the singing of the National
Anthem in Tamil a ‘joke’, TNA Media Spokesman MP Suresh Premachandran said that
the Minister’s comments only proved his ignorance on the matter. He claimed
that the Indian Anthem was written by a person of low caste in his own language
which was later translated to Hindi while in countries like
Premachandran further added that the government is attempting to kill the Tamil culture within the country while adding that Tamil areas that were liberated during the war are being exposed to a cultural invasion.