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Sinhala Learning Books


Say It in Sinhala,⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
by J. B. DisanayakaBK172802


This is an essential book for the beginner. Available at most Colombo bookstores. Although it is a pocket guide intended for tourists, It has one of the clearest explanations of Sinhala grammar

Let Us Speak Sinhala Vol 1-3 ⭐⭐BK104179BK104178
by Shirley Perera.  Volume 1 & 2 are good for beginners. English letters only. Available at most Colombo bookstores

An Introduction to Spoken Sinhala⭐⭐⭐⭐2953-3-an-introduction-to-spoken-sinhala
by Professor W. S. Karunatillaka, Godage International Publishers,
High quality textbook. Good for self study by people with experience learning languages.

Beginning Colloquial Sinhala: an Introductory Sihala Curriculum⭐⭐⭐⭐sinhala_teachers_large
Student Edition
Teacher’s Guide
This is an excellent completely modern textbook but is not suitable for self study. Many of the exercises are only suitable for a group.


Student Reader: Beginning Colloquial Sinhala ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐IMG_0753_copy_large
This is a great graduated reader with short articles and matching vocabulary lists.

Readings in Colloquial Sinhala⭐⭐⭐
Sinhala – Readings in Colloquial Sinhala
This is similar to the above book with additional grammar notes.


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