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Strengthening the capacity of the Judiciary System to provide Bi-lingual services to their Public

Three Courts in the Nuwara Eliya District join the Language Planning Facilitation Programme. Ensuring that the public can obtain legal services in the language of their choice is critical to the effectiveness of any national justice system. This is why ensuring the participation of the judiciary system in the Language...

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Enhancing inclusive Local Economic Development through provision of services by local authorities in the Official Languages

The Centre for Governance Innovations (CGI) promotes Language for Inclusive Local Economic Development (LIvLED) Micro, Small and Medium enterprises (MSME’s) are the backbone of the National Economy, contributing to over 52% of the Sri Lanka’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 45% of its total employment. Over 75% of these MSMEs...

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Sharing Learnings and Experiences to enhance implementation of Official Languages Policy by Public Service Institutions

Technical exchange missions between Treasury Board Canada – Official Languages Secretariat & National Languages Division, Ministry of Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government The National Languages Division of the Ministry of Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government is mandated by the Government of the Sri Lanka to implement...

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Translating to Policy to Practical Action

The Language Sector discusses formulating Medium Term Plans for the Strategy Framework for the Implementation of Official Languages Policy (SFI OLP). The National Languages Division of the Ministry of Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government (the Ministry), with the support of NLEAP, recently organised a meeting with its Partner...

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The Official Languages Commission Launches Official Website

A Significant step towards building Language Rights Awareness and Promoting Public Engagement on addressing Language Rights Violations. It was a significant milestone for the Official Languages Commission (OLC) when it launched its Official Website – www.olc.gov.lk/. The website was launched under the patronage of Honourable Janaka Bandara Thennakoon, (Minister of...

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Breaking Gender Barriers and Inequalities through the Promotion of Language Rights and Language Learning

Gender Mainstreaming in the implementation of the Official Languages Policy of Sri Lanka On the cusp of International Women’s Day 2022, the senior leadership of the ‘Language Sector’ participated in a session conducted by NLEAP Gender Specialists Ms. Veena Verma (Project Director, Human Rights, Gender and Governance Advisor) and Ms...

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NLF Partner Visits | Plantation Rural Education and Development Organization PREDO | Language Rights Promotion

National Language Policy implemented to benefit the Plantation Community One of the NLF Partners we were privileged to visit on our field visit to Nuwara Eliya was the Plantations Rural Education and Development Organisation (PREDO). PREDO works in the DS Divisions of Nuwara Eliya, Ambagamuwa and Dambulla to strengthen  the...

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NLF Success Stories | SLCFD | Breaking The Barriers Of Sign Language with the Official Languages Policy

The Groundbreaking Activity of NLF Partner Sri Lanka Central Federation of the Deaf The work of NLF Partner Sri Lanka Central Federation of the Deaf is truly a source of inspiration. From the inception of the partnership what struck the NLF Team was the unique lens with which SLCFD approached...

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