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National institute of language education and training ( NILET)  was formally established by  act no. 26th of 2007. Core programme staff assist the Director General in handling administrative matters. NILET operates from Galewatta, Agalawatta

To become a leading Educator / Trainer in developing bilingual / trilingual skills of staff in public institutions for the provision of an efficient service to the community.


  • Provide quality training to teach Sinhala, Tamil, and English.
  • Conduct research and studies related to language training.
  • Establish a repository of information relating to languages.
  • Generate competent Translators and Interpreters.
  • Conduct language courses for special categories.


To Generate:

  • Competent  teachers to teach Sinhala , Tamil and English to those who are desirous of acquiring such knowledge;
  • Competent translators and interpreters in the Sinhala, Tamil and English languages who shall constitute the National Translators service and the National Interpreters Service to be established by written law;
  • Qualified trainers to train language teachers, translators and interpreters in the Sinhala, Tamil and English Languages.
  • Trained persons with trilingual capabilities for the efficient provision of services to the public.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 July 2012 06:26