Colombo Telegraph

Language Policy Failure: Reserved For Pregnant Ladies Translated As Reserved For Pregnant Dogs On Govt. Signage

The glaring inaccuracies on signboards that include the Tamil Language, at several Government buildings and state run buses were deeply insulting to the Tamil people, experts have pointed out, after the signage on a bus that should have read “Reserved for Pregnant Mothers ” was translated into Tamil as “Reserved for Pregnant Dogs.”

The BBC Sinhala reports that Minister of National Languages, Vasudeva Nanayakkara has sought an apology from the Tamil people of Sri Lanka for the inadvertent mistakes.

He said that the inaccuracies were due to improper translations.


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