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NLEAP spearheads Inaugural Networking Meeting with the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Focal Points of the Language Sector

A Landmark in Ensuring Gender Sensitive Bilingual Delivery of Public Services Coordinating the very first networking meeting of the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Focal Points (GEWE Focal Points) from the partner institutions was a significant landmark for NLEAP. Organised in collaboration with the National Languages Divisions (NLD) of the...

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Towards building Inclusive, Gender Sensitive Public Services

NLEAP hosts Stakeholder meetings to review two training manuals that will enhance Public Sector Services and Communication A stakeholder consultation was organised by NLEAP, on the 15th of September 2022, to present two draft training and facilitation manuals to its partner Institutions: The National Languages Division of the Ministry of...

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The Language Sector meets to review progress and plan for the future

NLEAP hosts stakeholder workshop for annual work planning The guardians and stewards of the Language Sector, National Languages Division of the Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government (NLD -The Ministry), the Official Languages Commission (OLC), the Department of Official Languages (DOL) and the National Institute...

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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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“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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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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