The Indian language, Sri Lankan, is now a national language, which has been the case since the country was incorporated into the Indian Empire.
Its official status was recognised in 1962 when the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi signed the first constitution in which the language was officially recognised.
The government also recognised a number of Tamil language books as official language, as well as several other books written by Tamil speakers in the country.
But the official status of the language in the north Indian state has been contested, particularly over the past few years.
The first Indian-language newspaper in Sri Lanka was launched in 1992, and the country has a population of around 1.8 million.
A local newspaper, the Kannada News, was also established in 1998.
It published a series of stories about the plight of Tamil people in Sri Lankas south-eastern states, which have a high proportion of Tamil speakers.
In 2010, the Tamil Nadu government asked the National Language Council of India (NLCI) to consider a proposal to give the language a formal status.
However, the council rejected the request, and a government-appointed commission was appointed to consider the issue.
In 2013, the government again asked the NLCI to reconsider its decision, and then appointed a commission.
In January this year, the NCLI said it would hold a special session on the issue, which is being held at the National Archives.
The commission will report its findings by May 1.
The Tamil language is widely spoken in the south-east of the country, but is still not officially recognised by the state.
In 2016, the state government appointed a panel to review the situation in the state and ensure that the language is in the “good order” and “free of bias” before giving its official status.
However, some of the proposed changes, which are part of the government’s plan to promote the Tamil language, have sparked controversy.
For example, a new law has been introduced that requires people to use “Tamil” in place of “English” in their online searches, and requires that people should write the name of their nearest language school in Tamil rather than “Tamils” in the online search.
This is a step towards banning the use of “Tamilian” as an official language.
The law also requires that all teachers and students who speak the Tamil dialect must have a “Tamalee” (the Tamil language’s traditional name) on their registration documents.
According to the Tamil Times, the new law was also controversial for two reasons.
First, the bill was proposed after a Supreme Court ruling in 2016 that said the state had no jurisdiction over the Tamil languages, and therefore, should not be involved in their formalisation.
Second, the committee will also consider whether the state can introduce compulsory courses in Tamil and other regional languages.
The government has also sought the support of the Tamil-speaking communities in the northern state, in the hope of pushing the language into the mainstream.
But the proposal has also raised questions.
A recent study found that in 2016, more than 30 per cent of Tamil and Malayalam speakers in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka had no interest in learning Tamil, and that Tamil was also not spoken by the majority of the state’s rural population.
In addition, the law also includes a provision that states have the right to “impose a local language” in areas where the language of the community is “definitely a minority language”.
In other words, Tamil speakers are likely to feel pressure to abandon the language.
According to a recent report by the Tamil Association of New Delhi, the “Tamile language” law could lead to a decrease in the number of jobs in the education sector.
According the Tamil Express, the proposed change would also affect local media, which had already been accused of being “unpatriotic” in its reporting of news.
The paper said the law was seen as a “brazen attempt to take away our right to speak our language”.