Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment and Language Rights

NLEAP organizes a sensitization workshop for the Ministry  ‘Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment and Language Rights’, a workshop organized by NLEAP for the National Languages Division of the Ministry, was held on the 22nd of July in Colombo. Facilitated by Saama Rajakaruna (Gender Equality Specialist – NLEAP) and Indika Dayarathna (Consultant),...

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– Background – Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission Report (LLRC)

The post-conflict Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission Report (LLRC) (2012) made the following recommendation relating to the Official Languages: Every attempt must be made to create a sense of belonging among all the citizens irrespective of race,religion or social status.  It is imperative that the Official Languages Policy is implemented...

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Part 2 -The Official Languages Policy (OLP) Implementation Strategy

The Ministry responsible for Official Languages, in close cooperation with its institutions (Department of Official Languages (DOL), Official Languages Commission (OLC), National Institute of Language Education and Training (NILET)), will be coordinating the implementation of the OLP implementation strategy and providing support to the government ministries and institutions. Although the...

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Part 1 – Background – The Constitution

Background – The Constitution The Constitution (1978) of Sri Lanka (Chapter IV, Articles 18 to 25) contains a clear set of language provisions which guarantees that no citizen shall be discriminated against on grounds of language, and entitles every citizen the freedom to enjoy and promote his own culture and...

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Commemorating the Official Languages Day of Sri Lanka and Canada Day

21 Civil Society Organisations receive over Rs 148,000,000 to promote Language Rights and Language Learning The National Languages Equality Advancement Project (NLEAP), supported by Global Affairs Canada, has been working closely with relevant local government actors, to fulfill the commitment of both Governments towards building language equality and sensitivity to...

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