Thursday, 06 October 2022 08:22

Language Rights in Public Institutions

A Language Audit Training for the Batticaloa District was held for 20 religious leaders, Local Inter Religious Committee (LIRC) members, youth and community leaders under NPC’s Language to Reconciliation (L2R) project in collaboration with its partner, Butterfly Peace Garden.

The two components of the project, language rights promotion and conducting second language classes, are being implemented in Batticaloa, Gampaha and Trincomalee to promote reconciliation for a peaceful and united Sri Lanka.

Participants learnt about language audits and conducted them at the Divisional Secretariat Office, district hospital, Labour Department and police station in Batticaloa. A language audit will also be held at the Eastern University. Language right gaps at these institutions will be identified and recommendations proposed to rectify them for a better service delivery to the public.