Deaf cultures and Sign Languages of the world: Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka)

Created 10 April 2000, links updated monthly with the help of LinkAlarm.

Sri Lankan flag David Bar-TzurSri Lankan flag

map of Sri Lanka

Flag: World flag database.
Map: Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.

For a quick, interesting resource for facts about this and other countries,
try Mystic Planet - The New Age directory of Planet Earth.

Note: Flag next to a link shows what language the website is in. This is sometimes obvious by what country the link is for or the fact that the title is in English. If I feel it may be ambiguous, I have tried to clarify by using a flag. This is done so that people can read sites in the language of their choice.

stained glass ballAnuradhapura Deaf and Blind School. Kumbukkana Deaf and Blind School, Monaragala Polommaruwa Deaf and Blind School, Tangalle.


Government action on disability policy: A global survey, Part II - Government replies as country profiles, Sri Lanka.

-->International bibliography of sign language. --> Click on "S", then on "Sri Lankan Sign Language".

Mendis, P. (2004, October 19). Focus on Policy Development, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has paid particular attention to the education of children who have disability. The first School for the Deaf and Blind was started in 1912! In the early 1970s the Ministry of Education started increasing educational opportunities for children who have disability through integration. Since the adoption of the Salamanca Statement, however, the emphasis in Sri Lanka has been on inclusive education.

Reijntjes School for the deaf.German flag,American flag,Dutch flag

-->Sign, gesture, & deafness in South Asian & South-West Asian histories: A bibliography with annotation and excerpts from India; also from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma / Myanmar, Iraq, Nepal, Pakistan, Persia / Iran, & Sri Lanka. -->

South Asian linguistics - Sign languages (All dialects).

Sri Lankan initiatives. Scroll down to "School for the deaf."

Sri Lankan Sign Language: A language of Sri Lanka.

World Deaf directory - Sri Lanka.

World Federation of the Deaf membership information: Sri Lanka Central Federation of the Deaf (CFD). Contact info only. Click on "S" and scroll down to the country name.