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Notes on the Geography of Sri Lanka: Kandy: Now: Photo 4

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Unlike India, there's not a lot of English in Sri Lanka.  English remains the language of the elite, however, and therefore of businesses claiming to serve the elite.  That's why English signs abound in Kandy but hardly exist in nearby villages. Police vans are often labelled Tactical Action Contingency Team, in other words, but not one Sinhalese in a thousand can understand those words and not one in ten thousand would understand that it's jargon.  Still, the prestige of English gives status to whomever and whatever uses it. 

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