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 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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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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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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A big step forward in the Implementation of the Official Languages Policy of Sri Lanka

The Validation Workshop on Official Languages Policy (OLP) Implementation Strategy and Management and Accountability Framework The National Languages Division of the Ministry of Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government, in collaboration with NLEAP, hosted a Validation Workshop on the Official Languages Policy Implementation Strategy and the Management and Accountability...

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