Minister of Mass Media Dullas Alahapperuma says not only physical development, but human development indicators are also required to enter a civilized developed world.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the media services centre for the disabled at the Mass Media Ministry, Minister Alahapperuma said the centre will be a turning point in the government’s efforts to ensure individuals with disabilities enjoy fundamental rights.
The Minister highlighted the need to refer to persons disabilities, with offensive terms.
He said, today International Day of Sign Languages, was given new meaning in the country’s history.
Minister Alahapperuma said the responsibility of the Ministry is to handle the manner of speech that is not offensive to persons with disabilities adding that specific terms must be regulated.