File 8-8 - [Tamil schools - 1]

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CA UTSC 014-S2-SS1-8-8


[Tamil schools - 1]


  • 1963-1965 (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records

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File contains records related to the situation of Tamil language schools across the country: Tamil language school closures, upgrading to Maha Vidyalaya-related issues, Tamil-speaking teachers recruitment, appointments and transfers, appointment of 2,000 Sinhalese teachers to Northern and Eastern provinces, teaching Sinhala in Tamil schools, changing the primary medium of teaching from Tamil to Sinhala in the Tamil areas, changing Tamil schools into Tamil-Sinhala schools and closure of Tamil Muslim teacher training colleges. Includes letters, typed notes, various lists of schools and a handwritten map. 

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Original folder number is 83

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  • Tamil
  • English
  • Sinhala

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