Speaking Tamil Language is Prohibited for Primary Children by Bilingual Private Schools at the School Premises in Tamil Region in Sri Lanka

இலங்கையின் தமிழ் பிரதேசங்களிலுள்ள இருமொழிக் கல்வி தனியார் பாடசாலைகளின் வளாகத்தினுள் தமிழ் மொழி பேசுவது தடை செய்யப்படுகின்றது

  • Vanmathy Remoshan Graduate Teacher of English Language, BT/PD/Mandur-37 Navakiri Vidyalaya, Srilanka
Keywords: Bilingual Education, Kids, Learning, Developing, Personality, Mother Tongue, Prohibition of Tamil Language, Domination of English Language


This study presents an overview of the students those who study in the medium of English Language at the private bilingual schools about the prohibition of Tamil Language even though they live in the Tamil Region as a native speaker of Tamil Language. The bilingual children of primary section who have become dominant in English Language learning by the private bilingual schools. On the other hand speaking their mother tongue Tamil is highly prohibited at the schools premises in Tamil Region. The study identifies the term “Bilingual Education” and why speaking of Tamil Language is restricted for the Tamil native children. If there is a student in the bilingual education, he/she can study his/her whole subjects in English Language, at the same time there is no any necessities to stop talking Tamil language at the school premises. So while learning or studying in the medium of English, the student can speak in Tamil language. At last according to the quote of Albert Einstein “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” But unfortunately nowadays it is changed by these bilingual private schools in Tamil Region. Our children really suffer by the domination of their second language instead of using their mother tongue Tamil.

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