NLEAP organizes workshop on Official Languages Policy Implementation Strategy

Collaborating to promote understanding, diversity and social cohesion through Languages The effective implementation of Sri Lanka’s Official Language Policy is important for ensuring that every Sri Lankan citizen has access to Public Services in the language of their choice. The seamless cooperation of the key Government Agents that coordinate and...

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“We are not just translators. We are bridge makers”

NLEAP in collaboration with the Department of Official Languages (DOL) organizes a Five-Day Training for Government Translators. NLEAP, under its Technical Assistance (TA) to the Department of Official Languages (DOL) to enhance its capacity to deliver professional translation and interpretation services, supports the continuous training of Government Translators. As part...

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Exploring GEWE Interventions with the Translation Departments of Four Universities.

NLEAP workshop on “Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment and Language Rights” with the Universities of Kelaniya, Jaffna, Eastern & Sabaragamuwa A workshop was organized by NLEAP for the Translation Departments of the Universities of Kelaniya, Jaffna, Eastern & Sabaragamuwa on the theme “Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment and Language Rights”. Conducted by...

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Part 4 – Support from NLEAP to the OLP Strategy Implementation

Support from the National Language Equity Advancement Project (NLEAP) to the OLP implementation strategy The NLEAP project has identified the development of the OLP implementation strategy as a priority activity in its Annual Work Plan (2020). It is providing technical support to the Ministry responsible for Official Languages in developing...

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National Languages Fund Hosts Three Coordination and Networking Sessions in the Central Province

On the 13th and 14th of July 2020, The National Languages Fund (NLF), administered by the National Languages Equality Advancement Project (NLEAP), conducted three ‘Coordination and Networking Sessions’ with the selected fund recipients whose project scope includes activity in the Central Province. The sessions, conducted in compliance with prevalent health...

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Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment and Language Rights

NLEAP organizes a sensitization workshop for the Ministry  ‘Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment and Language Rights’, a workshop organized by NLEAP for the National Languages Division of the Ministry, was held on the 22nd of July in Colombo. Facilitated by Saama Rajakaruna (Gender Equality Specialist – NLEAP) and Indika Dayarathna (Consultant),...

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Part 2 -The Official Languages Policy (OLP) Implementation Strategy

The Ministry responsible for Official Languages, in close cooperation with its institutions (Department of Official Languages (DOL), Official Languages Commission (OLC), National Institute of Language Education and Training (NILET)), will be coordinating the implementation of the OLP implementation strategy and providing support to the government ministries and institutions. Although the...

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Commemorating the Official Languages Day of Sri Lanka and Canada Day

21 Civil Society Organisations receive over Rs 148,000,000 to promote Language Rights and Language Learning The National Languages Equality Advancement Project (NLEAP), supported by Global Affairs Canada, has been working closely with relevant local government actors, to fulfill the commitment of both Governments towards building language equality and sensitivity to...

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Part 1 – Background – The Constitution

Background – The Constitution The Constitution (1978) of Sri Lanka (Chapter IV, Articles 18 to 25) contains a clear set of language provisions which guarantees that no citizen shall be discriminated against on grounds of language, and entitles every citizen the freedom to enjoy and promote his own culture and...

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