CABINET APPROVES TO DRAFT SIGN LANGUAGE BILL

CABINET APPROVES TO DRAFT SIGN LANGUAGE BILL

CABINET APPROVES TO DRAFT SIGN LANGUAGE BILL

Written by Zulfick Farzan

19 Jan, 2021 | 10:49 am

Colombo (News 1st); The Cabinet of Ministers granted approval for necessary provisions to be made by an act of parliament to make Sign Language a recognized means of communication and to advise the legal draftsman to draft the relevant bill.

According to a statement from the Government Information Department, in 2010 the Cabinet of Ministers approved to accept Sign Language as a recognized language, which was considered a significant move for the hearing impaired community in Sri Lanka.

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