“Gender in Translation: Feminist and Gender Politics in Translation”.

NLEAP launches Inaugural Online Workshop on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment within Language Rights It was an evening of riveting conversation when NLEAP launched its webinar series for University Academics on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment within language rights. Held on the 16th of September, the inaugural session commenced with...

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Strategy to support delivery and management of Second Language Training

NLEAP conducts consultation workshop for NILET NLEAP recently organised a consultation workshop for NILET officials on developing a strategy to support delivery and management of second language training conducted by NILET. Mandated with the provision of quality training of Sinhala, Tamil and English languages, the strategy will be NILET’s roadmap...

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Full Steam Ahead on Official Language Policy Implementation

NLEAP spearheads Workshop for Language Planning and 1956 Call Centre NLEAP in collaboration with the National Languages Division of the Ministry of Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government, organized a workshop on Language Planning and the 1956 Call Centre, two key focal areas in the implementation of the Official...

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The National Languages Fund – Call 2, receives 57 Proposals

Civil Society Organisations respond to the call for proposals for promoting Language Rights and Second Language Learning The National Languages Equality Advancement Project (NLEAP), supported by Global Affairs Canada, has been working closely with key government actors, to fulfill the commitment of the Government of Sri Lanka towards building language...

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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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“Building Inclusion of Diversity and Valuing Non-Verbal Communication to Strengthen Social Inclusion”

“Building Inclusion of Diversity and Valuing Non-Verbal Communication to Strengthen Social Inclusion”, a two-day workshop organized by NLEAP at the Colombo Swimming Club on the 18th and 19th of November, was a critical step in its plans to develop a training module for Inclusion and Non-Language Communication. Attended by representatives...

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Canada’s Official Languages Act celebrates its 50th Anniversary

Hilaire Lemoine Language Policy Advisor/NLEAP Special Advisor/Language Policy and International Relations, Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI), University of Ottawa Article by Hilaire Lemoine “Implementing an Official Languages Act in any country is an ambitious, complex and long term initiative. It is a process of social change. It goes far...

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