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Sri Lankan English - Dictionary of Photographs

Here you will find a collection of photographs, ordered alphabetically, showing many items which appear in the dictionary or on the website, and which are characteristic of Sri Lankan life and culture. This page is updated and new photographs are added on a regular basis. Click on the initial letter to view each set of pictures.

Updated April 2015: new pictures in red.

A

aasmi, almirah, ambalama, anamalu, araliya flower, araliya tree, arecanuts, arecanut trees, arrack, ash plantains, ash pumpkin

B

batana, bathala, beli, betel, betel leaves, bhikkus, biling, bitter gourd, bo leaves, bo tree, breadfruit, breudher, brinjal, bucket, buggy cart, bullock cart, bund, bungalow

C

cadjan, cadjan hut, cake structure, carrom, car wash, chatti, cloth and jacket, coconut flower, coconut husks, coconut oil, coconut plucker, coconut scraper, coconut trees, coir rope, curd, curd pots, custard apple, cutlets

D

dagoba, dambala, dandu lena, dara lipa, devil dancer, devil mask, dhal, dharmachakraya, drip ledge, dumbara wall hanging, durian

E

ehela, ekel broom, elabatu, elle, estate bungalow, fogging

G

gal siyambala, garandiya, giraya, godamba roti, gokkola, golu lamp, goraka, green chillies, green gram, guardstone, gurulettuwa

H

hackery, halapa, hand tractor, hansiputuwa, hiramane, huna

I

illuk, istoppuwa

J

Jaffna mangoes, jaggery, jakfruit, jak seeds, jak tree, jambola, jambu, jungle fowl

K

kabaragoya, kabook, kadala, kade, kamaranka, kapok, kavadi dancer, kavichchiya, kehel kana, kehelmuwa, kimbula bun, kiribath, kitul tree, kochchi, kokis, kolikuttu, konde kavung, kos, kovil, kulla, kumbuk tree, kurumba

L

ladies' fingers, lama saree, lamprais, lavariya, lena, line rooms, lion flag, lovi, lunch packets

M

madati seeds, maekaral, magul bera, mal lella, malu karaya, malu miris, mammoty, manavarai, mangosteen, manna, mara tree, miris, miris gala, moonstone, muhandiram, mung kavung, murunga, muster shed

N

nadaswaram, nambiliya, namnam, na trees, nelli, nelum, nidikumba, nil manel

O

odiyal, oil lamp, olu flowers, oruwa

P

palmyrah fence, palmyrah fruit, palmyrah tree, pambaya, pandal, pariah dogs, patana, pettagama, pittu, pol, polecat, polkatu handi, polos, pol sambol, polthel pahana, poruwa, pottu, puwak mal

R

rambutan, ranawara, rasavalli, red onions, rice and curry, rice cooker, river bath, rubber estate

S

salayas, salmal, saloon, sambhur, saree, scraping coconut, seeni sambol, sherbet, shoe flower, Sinhala New Year, Sinhala ulu, sirisiri bag, soursop, sri number, string hoppers, stringhopper wattis

T

talipot, tank, tapping rubber, tea factory, tea pluckers, teapoy, thaachchiya, thalagoya, thali (chain), thali (meal), thambili, three-wheeler, thumba karawila, tiffin carrier

U

uguressa, ulundu vadai

V

vambatu, vangediya, vatakolu, vel cart, vel festival, velithalapa, veralu, Vesak lanterns

W

wadiya, waraka, wathu sudu, wattakka, whatnot, woodapple

 

 

 

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