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NILET continues with Teacher Training for Second Language Teachers

5 more batches of Sinhala/Tamil Second Language Teachers from all provinces join the training course In September, the National Institute of Language Education and Training (NILET) commenced the second series of five-day training programmes for Sinhala and Tamil Second Language Teachers. Designed to enhance the capacity of second language teachers...

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NLEAP hosts Virtual Technical Exchange Mission between Official Languages Commission Sri Lanka (OLC) and the Office of The Commissioner of Official Languages Canada (OCOL)

Preparation of annual report & Research on Official Languages Policy Implementation A Virtual Technical Exchange Mission(TEM) was organised by NLEAP between the Office of The Commissioner of Official Languages Canada (OCOL) and the Official Languages Commission of Sri Lanka (OLC). Held on the 29th of September this TEM forms part...

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Sign Languages: Challenges and Difficulties to Equal Participation and Access

NLEAP supports webinar conducted to mark International Day of Sign Languages Every year on the 23rd of September, the world marks the International Day of Sign Languages. This year in the midst of COVID-19 restrictions, the Official Languages Commission (OLC) and the Department of Official Languages (DOL) in collaboration with...

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“Gender in Translation: Feminist and Gender Politics in Translation”.

NLEAP launches Inaugural Online Workshop on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment within Language Rights It was an evening of riveting conversation when NLEAP launched its webinar series for University Academics on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment within language rights. Held on the 16th of September, the inaugural session commenced with...

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Paving the way for conducting Online Training Programs on Translation

The Second Phase of the Training in Translation Pedagogy Program (TTPP) conducted by the University of Ottawa continues online The Training in Translation Pedagogy Program (TTPP) conducted by the School of Translation and Interpretation, University of Ottawa, commenced its second phase on the 10th of September. Fifteen (15) academics from...

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Working together to strengthen and enhance Bi-Lingual Public Services in the Central Province

The National Language Division, in partnership with NLEAP, organises Inaugural Language Planning meeting for 8 sub national institutions in the Nuwara Eliya District It was a long planned, and long-awaited day, when the National Languages Division(NLD) of the Ministry of Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government organised its inaugural Language...

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NLF Success Stories | PALM Foundation | Promoting Language Rights to protect Health and Safety through Art and Posters

PALM Foundation works with Co-existences committees to initiate a COVID Prevention Art and Poster Campaign NLF Partner, Palm Foundation, is working towards building national integration and reconciliation amongst plantation and rural communities, by promoting Language Rights and creating access to Language Learning. Working under the theme ‘Promote Language Rights towards...

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Groundbreaking Research on Language Rights, Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

NLEAP supports CSHR research project that will significantly impact the Sri Lankan Legal and Policy Landscape The Center for the Study of Human Rights (CSHR), supported by NLEAP, will embark on pivotal research on Language Rights, Gender Equality and Women Empowerment. The inception meeting for the research was organized by...

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