Sign language to be made a recognised language in SL

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved to make Sign Language a recognized means of communication and to advise the legal draftsman to draft the relevant bill.

The proposal has been tabled by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, in his capacity as the Minister of Finance.

Cabinet’s approval to accept Sign Language as a recognized language has been granted back on 08.09.2010.

There is a significant hearing-impaired community in Sri Lanka.

They will accordingly be empowered by recognizing Sign Language as a recognized means of communication in accessing educational needs, legal matters, health facilities, various government services and private services.

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