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SET: a trilingual dictionary of colloquial Sinhala, English and Tamil

Published March 2013

SET is an indispensable tool for anyone wishing to gain a basic knowledge of simple colloquial Sinhala and/or Tamil. It is both an informative introduction to Sri Lanka’s three languages, and an invaluable reference work for the elementary learner.

SET introduces a simple colloquial form of Sinhala and Tamil in a practical and user-friendly format. Sinhala and Tamil scripts are included, alongside a unique phonetic system designed to make the pronunciation of both languages as clear as possible. Supplementary notes provide further information on areas such as foods, festivals and family relationships. Usage notes explain grammar points such as noun endings, pronouns, forming questions and negatives, etc. And verb tables at the end of the book list the different forms of 100 common Sinhala and Tamil verbs.

Click here to see sample pages from the book (2.9 MB pdf file).

Click here to see a report on the launch in the Sunday Times.

How to purchase a copy:

SET is available:

- in Sri Lanka (price Rs 3500): at Barefoot (Colombo and Galle Fort). Or contact me to order a copy direct.

- online (price Rs 3500 plus postage and packing): from



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