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Decision on Lankan national anthem comes under attack
Published : Sunday, 22 March, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 12

COLOMBO, Mar 21 : A decision by President Maithripala Sirisena to allow the singing of the Sri Lankan national anthem in Tamil has sparked a row, with the move coming under attack from his own Sri Lankan Freedom Party (SLFP).
"This is nothing but a betrayal. A decision to please just a 2 million (Tamil) population," Sarath Weerasekera, who was a senior commander of Sri Lankan Navy before entering politics, told parliament.
He said that in India, with over 65 million Tamil population, the national anthem is sung only in Hindi.
"It is clear in our Constitution that the national anthem must be sung only in the state language," he said.     ?PTI










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