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Overview Events Tamil Language Day Tamil Language Day is commemorated annually in October and a special programme to mark this day was conducted on 28.10.2022 by the Official Languages Commission at Sri Lanka Foundation on the “objective of promoting language circles” in 22 Tamil schools covering the Colombo educational zone.
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Sri Lanka ( UK: / sri ˈlæŋkə, ʃriː -/, US: /- ˈlɑːŋkə / ⓘ; Sinhala: ශ්රී ලංකා, romanized: Śrī Laṅkā ( IPA: [ʃriː laŋkaː] ); Tamil: இலங்கை, romanized: Ilaṅkai ( IPA: [ilaŋɡaj] )), historically known as Ceylon and officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia.
Sri Lankan English (SLE) is the English language as it is used in Sri Lanka, a term dating from 1972.  Sri Lankan English is principally categorised as the Standard Variety and the Nonstandard Variety, which is called as "Not Pot English". The classification of SLE as a separate dialect of English is controversial.
Sinhala is one of the official and national languages of Sri Lanka. Along with Pali, it played a major role in the development of Theravada Buddhist literature.  The early form of the Sinhala language is attested as early as the 3rd century BCE.