“I love my mother language. I respect other languages too.”

The Official Languages Commission hosts the Awarding Ceremony of the All Island Essay Competition held to commemorate Official Languages Week. The Awarding Ceremony of the All Island Schools Essay Competition conducted by the Official Languages Commission (OLC) in collaboration with National Languages Equality Advancement Project (NLEAP) to mark the Official...

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Planning together to operationalize the Strategy Framework for the Implementation of the Official Languages Policy

The main actors in the Language Sector meet to work on Medium-Term plans based on Strategy Framework The National Languages Division(NLD) of the Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government (the Ministry), with the support of NLEAP, organised a meeting with its Partner Institutions, the Department...

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The Professional Learning Community for Translation and Interpretation convenes for first In Person Meeting

Working together to Professionalize Translation and Interpretation Services in Sri Lanka The long-awaited first in person Professional Learning Community (PLC) Meeting was held on the 10th & 11th June 2022 at Sigiriya Jungle, Sigiriya. The two-day residential programme was attended by Academics from the four partner universities that offer the...

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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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Exploring the Benefits of Monitoring and Evaluation in Project Delivery

Virtual NLF Partner Meeting and Discussion on Monitoring & Evaluation and General Project Management NLEAP recently organised a Virtual Partner Meeting and Information Session for the Call 1 National Languages Fund (NLF) Partners. Led by Guy Innes, Alinea’s Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist from Calgary, the session provided Technical Assistance to...

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Building up a generation of Gender Sensitive Translators

NLEAP Mission Trip to the University of Jaffna Translation Department The NLEAP team along with Ms. Veena Verma (Project Director-Canada Based/Human Rights, Gender and Governance Advisor – Alinea) and Mr. Hilaire Lemoine (Language Policy Advisor-NLEAP),  met with representatives of the Translation Department of the University of Jaffna. Joining in the...

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Establishing a strong Civil Society Structure for effective implementation of the Official Language Policy at District and Divisional Levels

NLF Partner Visit | Sri Lanka Centre for Development Facilitation (SLCDF)| Galle District It was an afternoon of inspiring engagement when NLF partner SLCDF arranged for the NLEAP team to meet with the team responsible for implementing their project in the Galle District. Joining the NLEAP team to assess the...

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Learning from Best Practices to build greater accountability and transparency to promote Citizen Awareness and Engagement

NLEAP facilitates Technical Exchange Missions on Annual Reporting and Focal Points & Official Languages Champions The Technical Exchange Mission (TEM) between the National Languages Division and the Treasury Board of Canada continued with two more sessions being conducted respectively on Annual Reporting and Focal Points & Official Languages Champions. At...

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