Duties and functions of the Ministry

  • Formulation of Policies, Programmes and Projects, monitoring and evaluation in represent of National co-existence and official languages through national dialogue and the subject inrelation to the line agencies.
  • Address matters relating to the formation and implementation of Official Languages Policy.
  • Introduction and implementation of national dialogue programmes to establish solidarity and co-existence between communities.
  • Provision of necessary facilities for the use of national languages and link language to enable people to gain mutual understanding of their culture, social and religious background.
  • Matters relating to all other subjects assigned to the line agencies.
  • Supervision of the institutions coming under the purview of the Ministry.


A Sri Lankan nation stronger through diversity, enjoying revival of coexistence and fostering the cultural identity of all communities.


Policy formulation, promoting dialogues, guidance, facilitation and implementing relevant programmes to create a developed society which ensure rights of all communities and observes mutual respect, cooperation and coexistence.

Objectives of the Ministry

  • Let us not take up arms to achieve political goals
  • “Sri Lankan”, our Identity Multi Ethnicity, our strength.
  • One Country, Power to all..
  • Let us review the History and correct mistakes

Latest News

This country is home for nineteen ethnic groups speaking different languages. This diversity in the people’s languages is beautiful and colourful. Our strength is this diversity.

08 April 2017

Hon. Mano Ganesan, the Minister of National Coexistence, Dialogue and Official Languages says that children are the future leaders of...

The Speech delivered by the Minister Hon. Mano Ganesan in Colombo

08 April 2017

It is the duty of all public representatives to enhance the education level of the children of this country -...

“Uniting all people living under the Sri Lankan identity is my duty” - Hon. Mano Ganesan, Minister of National Co-existence, Dialogue and Official Languages

09 April 2017

I am pleased to mention at first that during last year, as the minister of National Coexistence, Dialogue and Official...