Promoting Gender Sensitive Leadership and Management in Second Language Education

NLEAP organises capacity building workshop  on gender sensitive leadership and management for the National Institute of Language Education and Training (NILET) NLEAP recently organised a two day capacity building workshop on Gender Sensitive Leadership and Management Context with a special emphasis on Second Language Education for NILET. Held on the...

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Empowering Civil Society Organisations to promote National Integration and Reconciliation through Languages

NLEAP organises a Coordination and Networking Session for National Languages Fund Call 2 Recipients On the 31st  of March 2022 the National Languages Equality Advancement Project (NLEAP) along with the National Languages Division of Ministry of Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government ( The Ministry) hosted  a Networking &...

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Translating to Policy to Practical Action

The Language Sector discusses formulating Medium Term Plans for the Strategy Framework for the Implementation of Official Languages Policy (SFI OLP). The National Languages Division of the Ministry of Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government (the Ministry), with the support of NLEAP, recently organised a meeting with its Partner...

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Breaking Gender Barriers and Inequalities through the Promotion of Language Rights and Language Learning

Gender Mainstreaming in the implementation of the Official Languages Policy of Sri Lanka On the cusp of International Women’s Day 2022, the senior leadership of the ‘Language Sector’ participated in a session conducted by NLEAP Gender Specialists Ms. Veena Verma (Project Director, Human Rights, Gender and Governance Advisor) and Ms...

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NILET continues with Teacher Training for Second Language Teachers

5 more batches of Sinhala/Tamil Second Language Teachers from all provinces join the training course In September, the National Institute of Language Education and Training (NILET) commenced the second series of five-day training programmes for Sinhala and Tamil Second Language Teachers. Designed to enhance the capacity of second language teachers...

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Sign Languages: Challenges and Difficulties to Equal Participation and Access

NLEAP supports webinar conducted to mark International Day of Sign Languages Every year on the 23rd of September, the world marks the International Day of Sign Languages. This year in the midst of COVID-19 restrictions, the Official Languages Commission (OLC) and the Department of Official Languages (DOL) in collaboration with...

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Exploring ways to promote Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) within Language Rights

NLEAP conducts GEWE Workshop for the National Institute of Language Education and Training NLEAP recently conducted a workshop on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment for the National Institute of Language Education and Training (NILET). The purpose of the workshop was two-prong. The first was to enhance the conceptual understanding amongst...

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NLEAP provides Technical Support to Partner Institutions

COVID mitigation strategy to forge ahead with Official Language Policy Implementation   2020 and the effects of the COVID pandemic placed severe restrictions on the plans NLEAP had with its partner institutions to support the effective implementation of the Official Languages Policy. As the threat of COVID continues to still...

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