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‘Ceylon’ continues to stay on

Colonialists called our country “Ceylon”, and we continue to use the name. Some government institutions, state corporations, commercial banks, tourist hotels, private sector institutions and organisations and trade unions continue to use “Ceylon”, and not Sri Lanka .

Our Sinhala form of greeting, “Ayubowan”, is said with hands clasped, but certain TV commentators use English words. Sinhala TV programme presenters use words like Hi, Bye, and so on.

Sri Lanka Post and Sri Lanka Telecom should name their offices correctly, viz. Gaalla, Bentara, Galkissa, Meegamuwa, Maha Nuwara, and so on.

The State should take the lead in introducing the changes. Institutions that do not adopt the name changes should not be given registration.

Upali S. Jayasekera, Colombo 4

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