Sri Lanka signpost

Three official languages are used in Sri Lanka

In this section you will find resources that I believe, will enhance your overall reading experience.

To bring authenticity and credibility to the narrative, I have liberally used local words and colloquial expressions. While many of these words or terms may be familiar to locals from the two regions, readers that are not familiar with them can quickly look them up in the glossary which is arranged alphabetically.

I have come to realise while working for the UN and in my travels around the world that English is a living language, widely used everywhere in the world. Spoken English has become the predominant communicator in this global village we live in and in the case of Sri Lanka, Sri Lankans have their own way of speaking English. Many Sinhalese and Tamil words and phrases are used in everyday, informal discourse and to complicate matters, a number of Portuguese and Dutch words have entered the local vernacular and become part of the languages spoken in the country.

Useful links is my attempt to help readers and other potential writers find online resources that will help them in their endeavours.

And discussion points are ideas that are meant to stimulate discussion with you and other readers, in book clubs or reading groups.