Tamil Language (Special Provisions) act

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Tamil language as a medium of instruction.

3. Tamil language as a medium of examination for admission to the Public Service.

4. Use of the Tamil language for correspondence.

5. Use of the Tamil language for prescribed administrative purposes in the Northern and Eastern Provinces.

6. Regulations.

7. This Act to be subject to measures adopted, or to be adopted under the proviso to section 2 of Act, No. 33 of 1956.

8. Interpretation.

28 of 1958.

AN ACT to make provision for the use of the Tamil Language and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 14th September, 1958]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Tamil Language (Special Provisions) Act.

2. Tamil language as a medium of instruction.

(1) A Tamil pupil in a Government school or an Assisted school shall be entitled to be instructed through the medium of the Tamil language in accordance with such regulations under the Education Ordinance relating to the medium of instruction as are in force or may hereafter be brought into force.

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