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According to Sinhalese tradition, this language was introduced to Sri Lanka by a banished prince in the 6th century who conquered the local 'demons'. It has a relatively flexible grammar, so it won't take you long to conquer that language barrier.
- Comprehensive dictionary
- Guide to pronunciation and grammar
- Fail-safe small talk
- Practicalities - how to catch a train or ask for antibiotics
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