I wrote a similar article back in 2015. Therefore it is only fair that I write again to the new board of ICTA. Situations have changed. Requirements have changed. Decision making heads have changed. I’m not going to even ask for stuff like PayPal and digital literacy… So here are […]
Since Sinhala and Tamil languages are both constitutionally “National” languages, and since they are both constitutionally “Official” languages, and since they are synonymous in lyrical meaning, and since they are sung in the identical musical composition there is absolutely no rational reason to not sing the Tamil translation of the anthem at official events of the State. And because the anthem is only meaningful when the singer understands the words, it should be allowed to be sung in their preferred language.