Language for Inclusion and Belonging

Article by Dr Jehan Perera The passion and sense of threat that the issue of language generated amongst Sri Lankans has long past.  But the language problem persists.  Despite hopes of peacebuilders and Tamil-speakers, the national anthem continues to be sung only in Sinhala at Independence Day events, regular functions...

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NLF Success Story : SLCDF | Changing lives and uplifting communities through Second Language Learning

SLCDF’s Second Language Learning Programme Saves Career of Post Mistress Sachini Amanda (27) a young Sinhalese woman, on completing her studies, was hopeful of a job in the Government Sector. After several attempts, she was offered an internship at the Kottawa Sub Post Office in Yakkalamulla, Galle. Making maximum use...

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NLF Success Story | Sarvodaya Shanthi Sena Sansadhaya |Strengthening Official Language Policy through Language Education

Equipping the Future Generation for Peace Building and Reconciliation through Second Language Learning NLF Partner Sarvodaya Shanthi Sena Sansadhaya (Shanthi Sena – the Peace Brigade), is the youth wing of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement. Sarvodaya, one of the oldest and well reputed civil society organisations has been committed to community...

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NLF Success Stories | Palm Foundation | Community Building through Second Language Learning and Language Rights Awareness

Palm Foundation promotes Community Integration and Reconciliation through Second Language Learning and Street Dramas Recently NLF Partner, Palm Foundation conducted a special event at the Kosgolla village in Walapane on 26th of May 2022 to celebrate the completion of the Tamil language class. Nearly 300 community members including children, youth...

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NLF Success Stories | Centre for Equality and Justice (CEJ)| Shaping the future of our nation with University Champions for Language Rights

NLF Partner CEJ fosters a new generation of Language Rights Advocates NLF Partner, Centre for Equality and Justice (CEJ) recently conducted a virtual orientation on the 15th of June for university students who signed up as University Champions for Language Rights. The recently formed coterie of Language Champions comprised 34...

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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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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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