Our Sinhala translation team consists of
Sinhala or Sinhalese (also called Singhalese) is the language of the Sinhalese, the largest ethnic group of Sri Lanka. It is spoken by approximately 19 million Sri Lankans, including 16 million native speakers. Sinhala has its own writing system derived from the Indian Brahmi script. The oldest Sinhala inscriptions were written in the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC and its oldest existing literary works date back to the 9th century AD. Sinhala belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European languages and its closest relative is Dhivehi, the language spoken in the Maldives. During the 5th century BC, settlers from North-Western India reached the island of Sri Lanka, bringing with them an Indo-Aryan language. In the following centuries, an admixture of features occurred due to substantial immigration from North-Eastern India (Kalinga, Magadha). Sinhala is one of the constitutionally-recognized official languages of Sri Lanka, along with Tamil. In 1956, the Sri Lankan Freedom Party replaced English with Sinhala as the national language – a key point in the development of ethnic discontent between the Sinhalese majority and Tamils minority. Today’s spoken Sinhala is distinguished from its Northern Indo-Aryan counterparts by many Tamil loanwords and several phonetic and grammatical features present in neighbouring Dravidian languages, due to the close coexistence of the two groups of speakers.
LOCATIONS OF OUR EXTERNAL TRANSLATORS:
Balangoda (LK), Colombo (LK), Panadura (LK), Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte (LK),