“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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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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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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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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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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NLEAP hosts Virtual Technical Exchange Mission between Official Languages Commission Sri Lanka (OLC) and the Office of The Commissioner of Official Languages Canada (OCOL)

Preparation of annual report & Research on Official Languages Policy Implementation A Virtual Technical Exchange Mission(TEM) was organised by NLEAP between the Office of The Commissioner of Official Languages Canada (OCOL) and the Official Languages Commission of Sri Lanka (OLC). Held on the 29th of September this TEM forms part...

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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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