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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2588

First MMI- sponsored free Tamil language course for police officers

Colombo, 05 June, (Asiantribune.com): A ceremony distribute Minister Milinda Moragoda addressing to the police personnel Minister Milinda Moragoda addressing to the police personnel certificates to the first batch of police officers who completed a six-month Tamil language course was held recently under the patronage of Milinda Moragoda, Minister of Tourism, Mr. Wickram Nishri, Deputy High Commissioner of India; and IGP Mr. Jayantha Wickramaratne at the Police Welfare Centre, Colombo.

The language-training course was organised by the Milinda Moragoda institute in collaboration with the Colombo Police In-house Training Unit and the Indian High Commission and is free of charge for police officers in the Colombo DIG Division. The six-month course is specifically targeted at police officers who man the inquiry desks at police stations and who interact with the Tamil-speaking population in the city, enabling more effective communication and interaction.

Minister Milinda Moragoda, handing over a certificate to police officer Mr. Nihal Keerthi Wickramasinghe, one of the participants in the first 6-month Tamil language course held under the auspices of the Milinda Moragoda Institute, the Colombo Police In-house Training Unit and the Indian High Commission.Minister Milinda Moragoda, handing over a certificate to police officer Mr. Nihal Keerthi Wickramasinghe, one of the participants in the first 6-month Tamil language course held under the auspices of the Milinda Moragoda Institute, the Colombo Police In-house Training Unit and the Indian High Commission.

IGP Wickramaratne emphasised the value of a knowledge of the Tamil language to police officers, especially those working in the predominately Tamil-speaking areas of the city. Minister Moragoda, on his part, pledged to continue to support this course and ensure it is made available to further batches of police officers. He stated that learning another language not only has practical aspects but also helps create respect and understanding between different peoples. He added that the language programme is in keeping with the goals of his institute to bring communities together.

- Asian Tribune -

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