Dullas asks why we cannot speak the ‘language of our brothers’

Dullas asks why we cannot speak the ‘language of our brothers’

Dullas asks why we cannot speak the ‘language of our brothers’

Written by Staff Writer

18 Nov, 2013 | 1:06 pm

A road in Matara was named Sir Ponnambalam Ramanathan Mawatha on Sunday.
 
Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development Dullas Alahapperuma was the Chief Guest at the event.
 
Speaking at the event the minister expressed the following views,
 
“The population of our country is twenty one million. All twenty one million people speak only two languages, Sinhalese and Tamil. We live on a small island and unfortunately the 21 million who live on this small island cannot speak the language of their brothers. Dullas Alahapperuma is the Minister of Youth Affairs for the entire nation but Dullas cannot speak the Tamil language of his brothers. This is the reality. Oh venerable monks, why did this happen? We pointed the finger at the LTTE organisation for everything. Where did it go wrong? On the 18th of May 2009 when the President addressed the Parliament he said that there was no longer a minority community and a majority community in this country. Oh venerable monks, this should not have been said then but on the fourth February 1948.”
 

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