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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 still persists.  Despite the hopes of peacebuilders and Tamil-speakers the national anthem continues to be sung in Sinhala-only at Independence Day events, at...

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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 | Sarvodaya Shanthi Sena Sansadhaya |Strengthening Official Language Policy through Language Education

Equipping the Future Generation for Peace Building and Reconciliation through Second Language Learning NLF Partner Sarvodaya Shanthi Sena Sansadhaya (Shanthi Sena – the Peace Brigade), is the youth wing of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement. Sarvodaya, one of the oldest and well reputed civil society organisations has been committed to community...

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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 Official Languages Policy

The main actors in the Language Sector meet to work on Mid-Long Term plans based on Strategy Framework The National Languages Division of the Ministry of Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government (the Ministry), with the support of NLEAP, organised a meeting with its Partner Institutions the Department of...

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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 of...

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The Professional Learning Community for Translation and Interpretation convenes for first In Person Meeting

Working together to Professionalize Translation and Interpretation Services in Sri Lanka The long-awaited first in person Professional Learning Community (PLC) Meeting was held on the 10th & 11th June 2022 at Sigiriya Jungle, Sigiriya. The two-day residential programme was attended by Academics from the four partner universities that offer the...

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