Anura defends S.W.R.D. on Sinhala-Only
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 06 May 1998, 23:59 GMT]
"There are some people who say my father's (former Prime Minister, S.W.R.D. Bandaranayake) decision to make Sinhala the official language of this country lead to the ethnic conflict. I strongly denounce this", said Anura Bandaranayake, UNP parlimentarian and brother of Sri Lanka's President, Chandrika Kumaratunge while speaking at a meeting in Ratmalana on Sunday.
"He made that decision with foresight, there is nothing wrong with what he did, as three languages are spoken in this country", he said.
"What I see as wrong is the same importance was not given to teach english to children, as Sinhalese", he said further.