News & Events

Vacancy for Project Officer

This is an intermediate level position assisting in all aspects of project implementation. This position will require frequent travel within the country. Responsibilities Provide project support to the NLEAP Advisors and Specialists in delivering NLEAP Technical Assistance Liaison with project stakeholders and partners; Support logistics for project activities; Provide support...

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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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