File 5-24 - Public language & official language policy

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CA UTSC 014-S2-SS1-5-24


Public language & official language policy


  • 1962-1965 (Creation)

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2 cm of textual records

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File contains records regarding the Official Language Act and its implementation, and its impact on the Tamil speaking communities across the country. Includes letters, printed notices, newspaper clippings, telegrams, pages of Ceylon government gazette, and treasury circulars on various topics that range from the inequities of Official Language Policy implementation in the operations of all levels of government and Tamil employees across departments - recruitment, promotion, transfer, salary increments, scholarship, study abroad, training, opportunities, etc. to compulsory retirement of public officers and colonization in the traditional Tamil homelands.

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Original folder number is 20 (1)

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  • Tamil
  • English

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