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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Fostering National Integration and Reconciliation through Languages

NLF Recipient Aaruthal reports on its activities to promote Language Rights Awareness and Language Learning in the Northern Province ‘Languages are so important. They are what helps us communicate our ideas with each other. That is why the NLEAP project is so important for building national harmony and promoting respect...

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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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Continuing to build the capacity of Government Institutions to deliver Public Services in the Official Languages

National Languages Division conducts a series of Language Planning Review Meetings across the Island In Q1 of 2022, the National Languages Division of the Ministry of Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government, in collaboration with NLEAP hosted 6 workshops across the island to review the Language Plans developed by...

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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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Strengthening the capacity of the Judiciary System to provide Bi-lingual services to their Public

Three Courts in the Nuwara Eliya District join the Language Planning Facilitation Programme. Ensuring that the public can obtain legal services in the language of their choice is critical to the effectiveness of any national justice system. This is why ensuring the participation of the judiciary system in the Language...

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Sharing Learnings and Experiences to enhance implementation of Official Languages Policy by Public Service Institutions

Technical exchange missions between Treasury Board Canada – Official Languages Secretariat & National Languages Division, Ministry of Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government The National Languages Division of the Ministry of Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government is mandated by the Government of the Sri Lanka to implement...

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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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The Official Languages Commission Launches Official Website

A Significant step towards building Language Rights Awareness and Promoting Public Engagement on addressing Language Rights Violations. It was a significant milestone for the Official Languages Commission (OLC) when it launched its Official Website – www.olc.gov.lk/. The website was launched under the patronage of Honourable Janaka Bandara Thennakoon, (Minister of...

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