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SRI LANKA'S LAWS
Tamil Language (Special Provisions) Regulations 1966
[see also Enactment of Sinhala Only Law]
Notification in the Ceylon Government
Gazette, 3 February 1966
Tamil Language (Special Provisions) Act, No. 28 of 1958
REGULATIONS made by the Minister of Justice under sections 4, 5 and 6 of the Tamil Language (Special Provisions) Act, No. 28 of 1958, and approved by the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Colombo, February 3, 1966
1. These regulations may be cited as the Tamil Language (Special Provisions) Regulations 1966.
2. Without prejudice to the operation of the Official Language Act, No.33 of 1956, which declared the Sinhala language to be the one official language of Ceylon, the Tamil language shall also be used -
3. For the purpose of giving full force and effect to the principles and provisions of the Tamil Language (Special Provisions) Act, No. 28 of 1958, and these regulations, all Ordinances and Acts, and all Orders, Proclamations, rules, bye-laws, regulations and notifications, made or issued under any written law, the Government Gazette, and all other official publications, circulars and forms issued or used by the Government, public corporations or statutory institutions, shall be translated and published in the Tamil language also.