Sinhala Video Tutorials

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Larry T HillLarry T HillLBSS Subscriber since Apr ‘13
Amazing as always ! such high levels of video and audio production. i sense a perfectionist streak, or just perhaps intelligent love of what you are doing.

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YukariYukariLBSS Subscriber since Apr ‘14
This must have been a lot of work to make such great video tutorials.. Your explanation is clear and the videos are easy to follow. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge.

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LeslieLeslieSubscriber since Jan ‘14
..Just finished watching one of your YouTube videos after having tried by first lesson on a commercial CDRom... I learned more in 15mins with your video than an hour with the computer program.

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JessicaJessicaLBSS Subscriber since Apr ‘14
Your videos are superb! … Looks like my husband Rick and I will be engrossed in your videos for a while.

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Stuart PoolStuart PoolLBSS Subscriber since Jan ‘14
This is the best site I have found so far to help me get started in Sinhala. And definitely the most fun. Thank you and please don’t stop making the videos!

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AliAliLBSS Subscriber since Jul ‘13
As a person with a limited attention span for anything written (including lessons), it seems your video tutorials are very good and easy to learn. So thank you for all your hard work.

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ZetaZetaSubscriber since Nov ‘13
Your videos are so useful and easy to understand, I really like the layout. Now I’ve been texting my dad with phrases I’ve learned from your videos, and he’s been remembering his Sinhala and answering back.

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Bob CookBob CookSubscriber since Jul ‘13
I am going to Sri Lanka... for 6 months teaching English in Government schools. Your tutorials are invaluable in helping me to master the basics in Sinhala.

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JackJackLBSS Subscriber since Oct ‘13
Wow, I followed you by learning two sections (of the videos) consecutively (you know how much interest i have for Sinhala and how hard for a fresh beginner) and i noticed your method is magical.

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Amy JayasuriyaAmy JayasuriyaLBSS Subscriber since Apr ‘14
Your website and YouTube videos are so wonderful! It is making teaching my daughters so much easier than I could do on my own. Thank you for all the work you have clearly put into this!

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Sinhala Video Tutorials Gallery

Episode 1 – Greetings & Responses   [Tutorial & Extras (11:15)]

Sinhala Video Tutorial - Ep-01


Episode 2 – Introducing Yourself   [Tutorial (9:41) & Extras (3:56)]

Sinhala Video Tutorial - Ep-02        Sinhala Video Tutorial - Ep-02 Extras


Episode 3 – Your Nationality in Sinhala   [Tutorial (11:41) & Extras (3:44)]

Sinhala Video Tutorial - Ep-03        Sinhala Video Tutorial - Ep-03 Extras


Episode 4 – Your Age in Sinhala   [Tutorial (15:12) & Extras (4:00)]

Sinhala Video Tutorial - Ep-04        Sinhala Video Tutorial - Ep-04 Extras


Episode 5 – Languages You Speak – Part 1   [Tutorial (13:47) & Extras (3:31)]

Sinhala Video Tutorial - Ep-05        Sinhala Video Tutorial - Ep-05 Extras



Sinhala Short Videos

[Video] 8 Basic Colors In Sinhala

[Video] 7 Days Of The Week In Sinhala

[Video] 12 Months Of The Year In Sinhala

[Video] 8 Personal Pronouns In Sinhala

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162 Responses to Sinhala Video Tutorials

  1. mohan karai November 20, 2013 at 16:54 #

    it,s so good and helpfull to learn sinhala language ..god bless you

    • Dilshan Jayasinha November 23, 2013 at 16:12 #

      Thank you Mohan, I’m very happy that you find it useful. Good luck with your learning. Hope to hear from you again soon.

  2. maya December 9, 2013 at 18:20 #

    It’s useful ….I have been looking forward ways to learn Sinhala but couldn’t find any appropriate one ….this was pretty good…looking forward for more information …your teachings were really clear and understandable ….Thanks … upload more videos ….

    • Dilshan Jayasinha December 9, 2013 at 18:27 #

      Ok boss!

      • James Ratnavale October 7, 2014 at 10:12 #

        Hi Dilshan, thank you so much for all you have done, it’s all very clear to me and I am looking forward to being able to speak Sinhala in Sri Lanka.

        • Dilshan Jayasinha October 7, 2014 at 11:30 #

          You’re very welcome James. I appreciate you saying that. All the best with everything and hope to speak to you again sometime.

      • Ruwani July 29, 2015 at 06:17 #

        Thanks so much for posting these!! Definitely helpful in finally picking up Sinhala properly!?

  3. Stephen December 10, 2013 at 18:07 #

    Thank you very much Dilshan for spending time to produce such an excellent Blog/website, it’s really helped me to progress in my Sinhala. The lessons are clear, simple to understand and enjoyable to learn.

    I’ll feel very comfortable and confident when I return again to Sri Lanka
    next year

    • Dilshan Jayasinha December 10, 2013 at 18:56 #

      Hey Stephen, thanks for kind words about my blog, I appreciate it. Really happy to hear that my material is helping you progress and that you like my approach. Please do keep me posted as I’d be genuinely interested to follow your progress. Thanks again and talk to you soon.

  4. jedei December 13, 2013 at 22:41 #

    thank u so much. my neighbor was trying hardly to teach me but it didn’t work. on this way it s easier and better . thank u

    • Dilshan Jayasinha December 30, 2013 at 17:27 #

      Hey Jedei, you’re welcome. I’m also happy that thanks to this blog, your neighbor is now going to get a small break :) Thanks again and talk to you soon.

    • Erica November 1, 2014 at 13:08 #

      It’s really hard to teach effectively – people think anyone who is a native speaker of a language can teach it, but that’s not true. The hard work and thought Dilshan has put into these blogs and videos is amazing, and it’s a VERY effective way of teaching. Thank you so much Dilshan.

      • Dilshan Jayasinha November 2, 2014 at 09:24 #

        Oh wow Erica, that made me smile! :) Thank you so much. Very kind words.

  5. Udo December 31, 2013 at 14:36 #

    Hey Dilshan. Thank you very much for this Website. It is very useful ! I tried learning before with reading a dictionary. Great mistake ;-) Reading and speeking are soooo different. End of January i travel again to Sri Lanka and looking forward to give my friends a big surprise while speaking a lot of sirlankan words. :-) It’s all your “fault”. THANK YOU again.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha January 3, 2014 at 07:00 #

      Hi Udo, thanks for the nice words and I’m happy that you’re finding it useful. Haha, yes, that’s a little bit ambitious to learn a language, especially Sinhala, from a dictionary, I know I wouldn’t be able to. Yeah, I agree that speaking are so different and it makes things quite difficult for me to explain. I genuinely would be curious to know how your friends react when you shock them with your new-found Sinhala vocabulary. Please let me know as I’m sure it’ll be fun.

      Take care and thanks again for your comment!

  6. ahammed January 1, 2014 at 10:17 #

    Thank you Dilshan,,, I can improve my sinhalla language so im waiting ur video tutorials …

    • Dilshan Jayasinha January 3, 2014 at 07:00 #

      You’re welcome, Ahammed. Thanks for your little note. I appreciate it.

  7. Helena January 15, 2014 at 09:23 #

    Dear Dilshan,
    when is going to be video tutorial with lesson 6? i am very exited about it. Thank you. Have a nice day

    • Dilshan Jayasinha January 15, 2014 at 10:15 #

      Hi Helena, unfortunately, not immediately since I’m giving priority to a few other things on the blog right now. Will do it once I’m finished with them. Thanks for your inquiry.

  8. Mahesh January 22, 2014 at 06:15 #

    Hi, I am Mahesh from India and i really in need to learn Sinhala then i found this website very useful……….
    Thank You so much Dilshan sir.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha January 22, 2014 at 06:38 #

      Hi Mahesh, thanks for your introduction, I’m happy to get to know you. Glad that you find my blog useful. All the best with the Sinhala learning and I hope to speak to you again soon. Take care.

  9. Ahamed January 29, 2014 at 13:28 #

    Thank you for your service

  10. Stuart Pool February 4, 2014 at 08:08 #

    This is the best site I have found so far to help me get started in Sinhala. And definitely the most fun.

    Thank you and please don’t stop making the videos!

    • Dilshan Jayasinha February 4, 2014 at 19:01 #

      Thanks Stuart. “Best” and “Fun”. Two adjectives that I appreciate very much! Thanks again.

  11. Ivan February 17, 2014 at 05:42 #

    Thanks dilshan. I was born in Singapore thus I never knew how to speak my mother tongue(Sinhala). After chancing upon your blog, I have been able to learn Sinhala with ease. Btw when will the video recap of lessons one to five will be out?

    • Dilshan Jayasinha February 18, 2014 at 15:38 #

      Thanks Ivan, welcome to the LBSS!

      Unfortunately, no specific time frame for the recap lesson. I’ve been buried in a few other things at the moment and considering the amount of time it took me to put each video tutorial together, I honestly don’t know when I can find time to get into it. But your comment served as a reminder that has made me put it back on the “to-do” list so thank you for that.

  12. amm.mushafar February 24, 2014 at 06:09 #

    u did a great job bro I am tamil medium I can speak well in English but lives in Colombo cant speak in Sinhala I feel bad about it I search easy way to study Sinhala finnaly I found u…. really I feel happy thanks bro :)

    • Dilshan Jayasinha May 16, 2014 at 15:20 #

      Hey man, thanks for the comment. I appreciate it. Glad I can help!

  13. Seed March 2, 2014 at 14:30 #

    Hi dilshan thanks a lot. I find it is really useful. But I know nothing about sinhala at all. I started to learn it from sinhala alphabets. However have got no idea how to pronounce them Could you make a tutorial how to pronounce these alphabets please ? Very happy to find your website.

  14. Seed March 3, 2014 at 07:13 #

    Hi Dilshan what is the meaning of mama moratuwe I know mama means I and I know a place in Sri Lanka called moratuwa. Is moratuwe a wrong word after mama. Does it mean I am from moratura. Thanks. Appreciatwd

    • Dilshan Jayasinha March 3, 2014 at 14:19 #

      Hi Seed, welcome to the blog.

      mama moratuwe = “I am in Moratuwa”

      Hope that helps.

  15. Seed March 10, 2014 at 20:26 #

    Suba oyaa lassanayi stutiyi

  16. Mahdi April 11, 2014 at 04:57 #



    Thank you very much … It is really useful and I liked it very much. Hope to see more videos :)


  17. Vinh April 14, 2014 at 10:56 #

    So awesome. My Sri Lankan friend can not believe that I can say some sentences in Sri Lankan :D

  18. Jessica April 15, 2014 at 18:23 #

    Hello again Dilshan!

    Your videos are superb! It really helps a half-Sri Lankan like myself who has been getting by on “Choppa” Sinhala all these years. My mother was given bad advice from her pediatrician at the time, who said teaching your children Sinhala would confuse them. How ridiculous as we understand children are sponges and retain tons of info. Anyhow, looks like my husband Rick and I will be engrossed in your videos for awhile. He loves speaking Sinhala (as best he can) and gives it a solid effort in SL. Do you sell any of your books in Colombo? Have a great day!

    • Dilshan Jayasinha April 18, 2014 at 09:28 #

      Hi again Jessica!

      Yes, too bad about not picking up the language as a kid, but still it’s great that you’re making an effort now. Also glad to hear that your husband Rick is enjoying my material. I am not selling anything yet, although this could all change soon. Will let you know.

      Thanks again for your comment and have a great weekend!

  19. Archana April 17, 2014 at 17:53 #

    Ayubowan Dilshan


    Thank u for these videos. I am a sincere learner and get to your website every day. Just want to know if you will be uploading more videos and slowly edging onto proper full length sentences and advanced level communication. If you will do, when will that be? Because quite eager to learn more. Finished all 5 episodes with three stars.



    • Dilshan Jayasinha April 18, 2014 at 09:34 #

      Hi Archana,

      I’m fine, thanks :) Glad you like the videos and I’m always happy to hear from regular visitors such as yourself (BTW, think about subscribing to the blog too – I didn’t see you on the list – since I occasionally send out “subscriber-only” content which you might find useful).

      I don’t have a clear time frame for more videos at this point but when I do, considering the amount of work that goes into each episode, I’ll probably release them as a “paid product”. Will let you know when they’re out and you can see if it’s something you’d be interested in purchasing.

      In the meantime, I hope you find more useful material in the other areas of my blog. All the best with the Sinhala learning! Take care.

  20. John April 23, 2014 at 07:48 #

    Hi Dilshan! I just returned from an amazing trip to Sri Lanka (we were in a village near Dambulla for two weeks) and I’m happy to report that ‘kohomadha’ was an important part of being there and connecting with people :) Thanks for providing this great service. I want to learn more and go back, and you know how many options there are to learn Sinhala. Please keep it coming! My favorite expression that I learned in the field: ya-moo! Thanks again.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha April 24, 2014 at 21:30 #

      Hi John, I’m glad to hear that you had a good time over here. Also glad that my material came in handy. Oh yeah, yamu is definitely used very often. Don’t know if you’ve seen it already but I included it in my 21 Sinhala Phrases video. Thanks again for the comment and the encouragement. Really appreciate it.

  21. John April 25, 2014 at 04:40 #

    Argh – I can’t believe I missed the post with the 21 Phrases. They would have been helpful, though I’m happy to have them now for use next time. Thanks!

  22. Yukari April 28, 2014 at 17:01 #

    I have been looking for materials to learn basic Sinhalese phrases as I am planning to visit Sri Lanka this year.
    Now, I am in the right and best place, and I am very happy and excited!!!

    This must have been a lot of work to make such great video tutorials.
    Your explanation is clear and the videos are easy to follow.
    Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge :-)

    • Dilshan Jayasinha May 16, 2014 at 15:52 #

      Hi Yukari!

      Thank you, thank you, thank you! Such a nice comment. I’m very happy that you think so highly of my material. You’ve also used words like ‘clear’, ‘easy to follow’, which is exactly what I want my content to be. At the same time you also used ‘excited’ which is exactly the type of reader I want :)

      Take care and thanks again for saying all those nice things.

  23. Jon May 5, 2014 at 16:51 #

    Hi there Dilshan, great website! Thanks for all your hard work in putting the videos, lessons and resources together. I’m from Canada, but living in Sri Lanka and your lessons have been really helpful.
    A while ago I started my own website for learning Sinhalese (mostly a compilation of resources)…so I’ve added yours in there as well. I’ve also done a quick overview of your site on our latest blog:

    Keep up the good work!

    • Dilshan Jayasinha May 16, 2014 at 15:27 #

      Hi Jon,

      It’s very humbling! Thanks for doing this! I apologize for taking this long to respond. I’ve been all over the place these last couple of weeks. I’ve had a quick glance through your post but I certainly will revisit your site soon.

      Do stay in touch. Thanks again buddy.

      Anyone reading this, go checkout Jon’s website (click on the link above). Nice collection of Sinhala resources.

  24. Avi May 26, 2014 at 13:16 #

    Ayubowan! Kohomada?
    Thanks for the lessons. They’re really helpful!! I just wanted to know whether there are any words for is and am in sinhala and their usage.


    • Dilshan Jayasinha June 6, 2014 at 13:22 #

      Hi Avi, happy that you find the tutorials helpful. In conversational Sinhala, usually there is no stand alone word “is” and “am”. Like in one of the example I gave in the tutorials, ‘ma∙gé na∙mȧ Avi’ translates as “My name Avi”. The “is” is implied.

  25. Kaitlynn Peiris May 30, 2014 at 20:54 #

    I have not watched very many of your videos, but my Sri Lankan husband’s mother is really getting a kick out of hearing me saying “kahomada.” Thanks a bunch!

    • Dilshan Jayasinha June 6, 2014 at 13:23 #

      Haha, that’s awesome Kaitlynn. Thanks for sharing that. Hopefully, with time you’ll be able to amuse her even more :)

  26. Rainy July 11, 2014 at 17:33 #

    please upload sinhala alphabet with pronounciations, i really need that

  27. Niki July 13, 2014 at 22:06 #

    Hi Dilshan

    I am so pleased to have come across your blog via the internet as you are quite right, women do like to hear ‘I love you’ in many languages indeed!! But I like my man to know that I try to relate to his culture too.

    I went to Sri Lanka for the first time earlier this year and came away enthralled with the country as well as a man I met out there. We had literally no time together as I was on a guided tour but we stayed in touch. It seems that Sri Lanka men are romantic (despite what you say!) and so I go back later on this year to see if something comes from this.

    Having studied various languages in my younger school days, the way you have produced your videos is so easy to understand plus the visual displays very helpful. I’m going to love learning Sinhalese your way, me-thinks. Learning in the traditional way of new languages hasn’t worked for me, so thank you for the creation of your blog. By the comments from others, it is very well received. Please do keep this going.


    • Dilshan Jayasinha July 30, 2014 at 19:11 #

      Hi Niki!

      First of all, very sorry about taking this long to respond! Sorry sorry!

      Secondly, congratulations on your Sri Lankan love interest. Excellent choice! :) (and a romantic Sri Lankan, nonetheless! That’s a keeper :)). I wish you guys all the best.

      Thank you also for the comments about my approach. I’m very humbled, thank you.

      Take care and hope to hear from you again. Apologies once again for the long delay.

  28. Lu July 31, 2014 at 01:22 #

    Hi! Thank you for your lessons!
    I’m a foreigner living in Sri Lanka and I’d like to learn how to say this specific phrase in Sinhala so I really need your help! lol
    My neighbour doesn’t speak English neither can I speak Sinhala but they play an audio really loud during the night (10pm) til early morning (7am or until one of their family members start moving) (We think it’s Buddhist chanting? We really have no idea what it is for sure). They’ve been doing this for months and we couldn’t sleep properly ever since they started playing it this loud. It’s not really that loud for us to hear it clearly, instead it echoes so it gets pretty scary at times :(

    We really want to ask them to lower their cd player volume. Can you please help us? lol


    • Dilshan Jayasinha August 1, 2014 at 19:36 #

      Hi Lu, thanks for a one-of-a-kind comment/question :) I’ve sent you an email just now.

      Take care and all the best.

  29. Nilo August 9, 2014 at 04:57 #

    Hi sir…
    Thanks a lot sir…:)
    What a voice sir… I can easy to learn sinhala through your video…
    Fantastic sir…
    Please upload more videos

    • Dilshan Jayasinha August 10, 2014 at 19:39 #

      “What a voice sir”… Haha, thank you Nilo. I’m flattered :)

      Talk to you again soon.

      • Nilo August 11, 2014 at 17:40 #

        please upload more videos sir…
        i watched first 5 videos.. all r amazing… easy to understand..
        bt need more videos to improve my sinhala knowledge…
        can i get episode 6?

        • Dilshan Jayasinha September 2, 2014 at 19:03 #

          Thanks for the nice feedback Nilo. But unfortunately I have not had time to do another video. But I haven’t forgotten.

  30. janine August 20, 2014 at 16:57 #

    Hi Dilshan!

    i just wanted to say, i really appreciate your effort in making this bolg!!! For me (and as i can see in your comments, many others) it is the very best way of learning sinhala …. i really love ur videos and everything on this blog.
    Thank you so much! learning sinhala is so easy and fun thanks to you. :)

    xoxo janine

    • Dilshan Jayasinha September 2, 2014 at 19:04 #

      Hi Janine, you’re welcome. Glad you like my approach, it’s very kind of you to share that with me. I hope to talk to you again soon. All the best.

  31. Hema September 2, 2014 at 10:45 #

    Hi Dilshan
    Am reading your blogs regularly ,,,but I think your vidio,s are more effective to lern sinhla,,,,,whatever I know about singhla it’s only because of your laZy but smart,,,,,,,,vidio ,,,,so pls,,,,I’m heartily wating for your next clip,,,,

    • Dilshan Jayasinha September 2, 2014 at 19:06 #

      Hi Hema, like I’ve mentioned above, I have not found the time (or rather, I have not prioritized) to make another video. Will do, hopefully sooner rather than later. Thanks for your comment. I’m happy to have helped you learn your Sinhala.

  32. Virender Kumar October 1, 2014 at 12:09 #

    HI Dishan

    Thanks for giving us the easiest way to learn Sinhala. When we will receive the new Tutorial.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha October 7, 2014 at 11:46 #

      Hi Virender, probably not for a while unfortunately. Focusing my attention on a few other Sinhala learning material. But it’s on my to-do list. Thanks again for your comment and hope to hear from you again.

  33. Shanya October 2, 2014 at 12:14 #

    Hi Dilshan,

    Your video’s are well constructed and easy to follow. I am Sri Lankan however English is my first language. Although I can understand Sinhala I could never speak the language due to not knowing how to pronounce words and structure my own sentences confidently. I find each episode very helpful. Thankyou:)

    • Dilshan Jayasinha October 7, 2014 at 11:47 #

      Thanks Shanya, glad you find them useful. Take care and all the best with the Sinhala learning.

  34. Shirley V October 3, 2014 at 14:03 #

    My Dear Dilshan;

    You have no idea how excited I am to ‘run cross’ your lessons and the total content of your website. For many, many years I have wanted to learn Sinhala. For over 10 years I was married to the most amazing Sri Lankan man; we had a fabulous relationship, his/my family (as I still regard them as my family also) are all wonderful people. Sadly a couple of bad events in our life happened; and also a 3rd party’s interference drove us apart, we divorced and I have not seen or spoke to him in many years (although I know he did not re marry, and where he is). I have always wanted to learn Sinhala, I know many of the food names and a few greetings here and there; plus a few (uh hum) bad words (thanks to my husbands friends playing tricks on me teaching me these, telling they meant something else.. LOL Funny now but not very at the time). Anyhow (sorry for rambling I have a tendency to do that) it is time to revisit my husband, I really want to make him proud to show I learned his language; he was ecstatically happy when I learned to cook Sri Lankan foods, so we could entertain our friends Sri Lankan style :)

    I have been working with basically a tourist guide book (LOL) it helps a little but leaves a lot to be desired. Your site is amazing, informative, hilarious and fun (love your sense of humor) great to have a laugh while learning. (wish French had been that way in school LOL). Keep sending ‘stuff’ and making everything. Most definitely you need to start selling and make some money from your immense amount of time you put into this site (I totally understand the amount of time this all takes, I have made a few sites in the past for people).

    My goal is to meet with my hubby, drag him off to Sri Lanka (I have never been always wanted to) for him to show me all the places and things he used to tell me about. I was born and raised in the UK, currently I live in FL, USA. Got any employment there in Sri Lanka for a great (hardware) computer tech/jewellery maker/crafter/cook? I do so agree with your ‘do what you love’ money is not everything, just handy thing to have around. Guess that is why I am not rich. LOL

    Sorry this turned into way more than a comment (oops) Probably should have just dropped you an email. Got some great lessons here, now all I need is a guinea pig to try my pronunciation out (poor person, sure they will be tortured, but also laughing a great deal). But there’s an idea for your web site an area for us learners to hook up and speak live to one another; would be great fun. The age of technology is a pretty useful tool.

    An invite to you and your family, if you are ever in FL let me know. I will cook a great Sri Lankan meal for you all. Let me know what your favourites are Would love to meet you.


    • Dilshan Jayasinha October 7, 2014 at 11:51 #

      Wow Shirley, what a lovely and authentic comment! I am truly happy to be of some help in your plans. I was really touched by your message and read it out to a friend of mine and she too found it amazing.

      I sincerely hope things work out as you want them to. In the meantime, I’d be happy to help you get more connected with this beautiful language of ours.

      Also, thanks so much for the kind offer for when I visit FL. I’ve never been to that state. And now that I know there’s a home cooked Sri Lankan meal waiting for me, I think it just upgraded itself on my list of places to visit :)

      Take care Shirley, and once again, thank you for sharing your story with me. Please do keep in touch.

  35. Daleria October 3, 2014 at 19:59 #

    Thank you very much … It is really useful and I liked it very much. I can’t wait for to see the videos 6. Your blog is very good, my boyfriend is from Sri-lank and I want to learn the language . Again Thank you very much .

    • Dilshan Jayasinha October 7, 2014 at 11:52 #

      Thanks Daleria, glad you find my blog and videos useful. Take care and all the best to you and your Sri Lankan boyfriend too :)

  36. Abdur Rahman AR October 15, 2014 at 10:54 #

    Hello my dear Dilshan…
    I am very glad to find out this blog and it is very useful to me because i am a SriLankan but i am here in the east side Batticaloa by the way in our side no sinhalease so it is difficult to learn sinhala. when i go to outside of my area i couldn’t talk with everyone without know sinhala but I saw your videos when i search to learn sinhala on youtube i found yours videos and got thia blog site through the video. i downloaded all videos of yours from youtube and it was very useful to learn sinhala and i am very thankful to you….
    waiting for more updates my dear sir ;)
    Thanks again…

    • Dilshan Jayasinha October 21, 2014 at 19:44 #

      Thanks Abdur for your comment. I’m very happy to see your motivation to learn Sinhala so that you can speak it whenever you go outside the Batticaloa area. I wish you all the best. Thanks again for your comment.

  37. Jordan Swenson November 19, 2014 at 08:25 #

    I wish that you had more videos! Your quality is so perfect and easy to learn! I wish there was more money in this for you but I know that the videos probably took you hours and hours to edit and the audience isn’t quite as big for this language as others. I just wish that there was a resource like yours that was a larger. Do you have any recommendations?

    • Dilshan Jayasinha January 13, 2015 at 16:55 #

      Thanks Jordan. Yes, there has been a lot of my time and effort (not to mention heart and soul) put into this. Thanks for recognizing that.

  38. Nargis November 28, 2014 at 17:34 #

    thanks dilshan…once again a very interesting session…my sinhala skills r improving..haha..i het excited everytime u aska question nd i m able to answer it before u tell the…cant wait to visit srilanka:)

  39. Katy December 22, 2014 at 22:50 #


    I was wondering if there is a Sinhalese alphabet.
    I am sort of confused because all I seem to find are phrases.
    I am not sure where to start studying it then….

    • Dilshan Jayasinha January 13, 2015 at 16:57 #

      Yes, there is an alphabet. However, i haven’t yet introduced it to the blog since I mainly focus on spoken Sinhala (and I use transliteration to write out the words).

  40. Jim January 4, 2015 at 11:11 #

    Thanks Dilshan,
    I have been putting a few words together during my trip and I am even more determined to keep learning for my next trip to Sri Lanka

  41. shrimathan January 6, 2015 at 01:21 #

    very nice, your method encourage me to study Sinhala. is.too.thi …………….

  42. Eddie January 7, 2015 at 22:43 #

    Hi Dilshan,
    i have only been a subscriber since early December and have learned more in these few weeks than the previous 5 years of annual holidays in Sri Lanka. I did mail you earlier and explained about our holiday each February and March, and our love of your beautiful country and the fantasticly friendly peoples. We arrive again on 16th February and will meet with the Sri Lankan family’s and friends we have made, I’m itching to try my newly acquired knowledge on these poor unsuspecting victims. However, I have tried texting one friend on a couple of occasions and sent birthday greetings using your blog post guides. When it comes to replies it now starts that difficult process of pigeon Sinhala (mixture of engl/Sinha) but I struggle with the (pronounciation text I send and the normal text I get back). Fortunately my friend has bought me a Sinhalease dictionary to help with my spelling, although the predictive text on my phone does throw up some strange and hopefully not offensive results, but heh ho you have to try don’t you. Just an aside, your syllables are separated by (.) and the reply texts also, is that normal?
    Getting past the 68 year old head on my shoulders, the object of my ramblings is to send a sincere thank you for your very generous efforts in compiling such a fantastic learning experience, I find myself getting excited with each new mail update.
    We stay at the same wonderful hotel between Beruwela and Aluthgamma each year, and even have the same room for our 3 weeks. So the staff are going to get an ear bashing as well. Thanks again Dishan, is.too.thi, (see what I mean)
    Very best regards from a cold, wet and windy UK.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha January 13, 2015 at 17:00 #

      What a wonderful comment, Eddie! Thanks very much, I am touched.

      So happy to hear the enthusiasm in your words. Keep it up.

      Honestly, I didn’t completely understand what you meant by “your syllables are separated by (.) and the reply texts also, is that normal?”. What did you mean by reply texts? What your friends send you back?

  43. Mona January 13, 2015 at 18:32 #

    Thank you, but up to five please let me know wher doi find other.


  44. Erica January 21, 2015 at 11:43 #

    Hi Dilshan,

    I really loved learning with your videos and felt I was progressing but now I’m forgetting it all. Will you be producing more soon? I’d be willing to pay for these :-)

    Thanks again for your FAB website,

    • Dilshan Jayasinha April 9, 2015 at 17:39 #

      Thanks Erica, I definitely will be doing more with the intention of selling them but I have not set a time frame for it yet. When I finally get around to doing them, I’ll be sure to let you know. Thanks for showing interest. It is very encouraging to me :)

  45. Eden February 8, 2015 at 16:43 #

    Thank you so much for your free tutorial video.
    I am a Korean teacher who works in Sri Lanka.
    Because I arrived and started to work here just last month, I don’t know Sinhalese at all.
    But your video is really helpful of understanding Sinhalese and also comparing to Korean when I teach.
    So I am looking forward to watching your next video^^

    • Dilshan Jayasinha April 9, 2015 at 17:40 #

      Thanks Eden, very happy to be of help! Good luck with everything in Sri Lanka.

  46. Sangarapillai March 30, 2015 at 13:10 #

    It’s really worth and easy to learn Sinhala
    Thank you Dilshan

  47. thiyojan April 22, 2015 at 16:45 #

    Thanks for your super sinhala tutorials.
    when we will receive the new video tutorials?

    • Dilshan Jayasinha April 22, 2015 at 18:09 #

      Hi Thiyojan, glad you liked it. I don’t have a timeframe yet but most likely the next set of videos I will do it in a package that I will sell on the blog. Will let you know when they’re ready to be released. Thanks for your interest.

  48. Sid July 22, 2015 at 12:58 #

    How would I say good night in your tong we go to Sri Lanka each year but that is the only time we get to use it so you can see some words you forget
    Many thanks

    • Dilshan Jayasinha July 22, 2015 at 14:07 #

      It’s ‘su∙bȧ raathri∙yak’ although I must mention that this is usually not used in normal conversation (for example, you’ll hear it instead on TV by newsreaders at the end of a segment).

      • shu August 6, 2015 at 18:36 #

        how and where can I buy your 5 sets of books by cash, because I can’t find these in the Matara bookshops.

        • Dilshan Jayasinha August 7, 2015 at 02:14 #

          Hi Shu, I would hope there are none of my premium products in the Matara bookshops because, well, I didn’t authorize it…

          I sell my products online only. And note, they’re all digital products and not in print.

  49. Max September 7, 2015 at 01:26 #

    God Bless You, Dilshan, for what you do, it’s very helpful. I’m going to travel along Shri-lanka this january and now with this knowledge of basic Sinhala it’ll be more safe and fun. Thank you a lot!

  50. acg September 18, 2015 at 09:04 #

    i wish this series continued forever. so well made. ;__; leagues beyond and above every other form of learning. make moararr for us!!!

  51. Ivybenedicta October 11, 2015 at 15:23 #

    Thank you so much …I have almost forgotten the language and after so many years your teaching is really very clear in speech and teaching …I an truly enjoying this.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha October 11, 2015 at 15:25 #

      You’re welcome…. (is your full name Ivybenedicta? Very uncommon and nice). I assume you lived in SL sometime back?

  52. rinoizya November 12, 2015 at 04:56 #

    plz we need more videos. ur teaching is sooooooo clear and perfect thank you sooooooo much .

  53. rinoizya November 12, 2015 at 04:56 #

    please we need more videos. your teaching is so clear and perfect thank you so much .

  54. Elena January 2, 2016 at 15:55 #

    Hello Dishan, excellent blog, videos very helpful.
    You are really good at this, congratulations.
    I have spent all xmas holidays going though your material…when do you think you will be publishing next video?
    Cant wait to see it


    • Dilshan Jayasinha January 11, 2016 at 13:59 #

      Thanks Elena, glad you liked them. And thanks for the compliment.

      Hopefully, soon. Just been busy focusing on some other products launches at the moment. Will keep you posted.

  55. nazeem January 10, 2016 at 12:28 #

    when you start lesson 9 ?

  56. kartika February 24, 2016 at 09:26 #

    Dilshan ( I hope I am pronouncing it right in my mind :p ). Your video are savior for me as I am Indian and goin to marry a srilankan boy #love ? his parents doesn’t know English ? trying my best to learn it for him . And your emails are really funny ? . Thank you very much for helping me. Will be asking questions after becoming a pro …okay near to that ?

    • Dilshan Jayasinha February 29, 2016 at 10:53 #

      Thanks Kartika, so you’re in the same boat as my Indian wife who married a Sri Lankan (with the difference that she speaks to my parents in English). Anyway, keep me updated on your progress. And check your email in a couple of mins. Sending something that you might find useful for your current goal.

  57. cherankrish February 28, 2016 at 12:31 #

    Very very helpful. My sinhala friend teaches me the language last two weeks.It sparked the interest and i went to youtube to learn more and found your site.Appreciate the hard work and the time you put together to make this rich content available to us. I’m sure if you made any premium service available i’ll buy and enjoy that too.You have built the trust.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha February 29, 2016 at 10:41 #

      Thanks Cherankrish, I appreciate the comment, buddy. All the best and speak again soon.

  58. Marivic April 24, 2016 at 13:35 #

    Hello Mr. Dilshan,

    I am a filipino and married to a sri lankan. I came here in Sri Lanka last year (September) but until now still i cant speak sinhala, as me and my husband speak English. And whenever i heard him talking in sinhala with the family and friends i really find it very difficult to learn. I want to surprise him that i learned his language so i kept searching on google and youtube till i found your website. I am very happy that i can start learning it from now. Thanks to you Mr. Dilshan. God Bless You and more power!!!

    • Dilshan Jayasinha April 29, 2016 at 13:50 #

      Thank you Marivic, that’s very kind of you. I’m happy that you found my website. I’m sure you’ll find enough material to give you at least a start in this language. All the best!

  59. Jose Mammen May 3, 2016 at 13:03 #

    Thanks for your frequent updates. It has helped me refresh my limited vocabu;ary in Sinhalese.

    You are welcome to Kerala, if you choose to come.

    Dr. Jose Mammen, Trivandrum.

  60. M. Satyanarayana May 3, 2016 at 17:45 #

    Thks for giving Sinhala lessons in an order. It is very easy to understand & remember. Thks for yr valuable work to compare the lessons.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha May 14, 2016 at 11:08 #

      Very kind of you to say, Satyanarayana. Thanks for the good feedback.

  61. Madhavanji May 3, 2016 at 21:36 #

    Hi Dilshan,
    Good day!

    All yur efforts are so informative,crisp nd informative.
    Thanks a lot for yur endeavours!

    Lots of Love,

    • Dilshan Jayasinha May 14, 2016 at 11:08 #

      Thanks Madhavanji, and all your comments are always very appreciative. Thank you.

  62. Radha June 2, 2016 at 15:05 #

    Hi Dilshan,

    You are doing a great job of teaching sinhala easy and fun way…Thanks to you I have progressed so much already.

    Please post more videos.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha June 8, 2016 at 09:53 #

      Thanks Radha, I love hearing that. What’s got you interested in Sinhala? Email me if the answer is too personal.

  63. mymnajeeb June 7, 2016 at 10:14 #

    This is a wonderful for me because I too learn Sinhala in the easy way
    thanks very much Mr.Dilshan

  64. Tanner puta July 16, 2016 at 11:27 #

    Hi Dilshan maama!

    I’m a college student in the US. Two years ago, I spent a month in Sri Lanka. To cut a long explanation short, a lot of it was spent with basically-family in a village up by Anuradhapura, and all our friends there started teaching me Sinhala but I never got past basic common phrases and vocabulary. Your video blogs have been awesome, and I’ve watched them all at least twice this year. I really want there to be more lessons or podcasts, whatever you can do! Now that you’ve taught karanava, I feel eager to learn more verbs and grammar, but I was disappointed to find that Episode 6 doesn’t exist (I thought I just had to subscribe to get access to lessons 6+). You understand teaching really well and I love this style. Please, please please generate some new content! I’m stranded to the inconvenient resources of Google until then!

    • Dilshan Jayasinha July 30, 2016 at 13:33 #

      Hey Tannner, love your enthusiasm. I don’t see myself doing more videos right away but shall let you know if I do. In the meantime, to further develop what you learned with “karanava”, I would recommend my premium verb book:

      Thanks again for your awesome comment.

  65. Ram July 25, 2016 at 00:28 #

    Dear Mr. Dilshan, Thanks for your great efforts. Iam currently in Sri Lanka in Colombo & as i have a great love n appetite for languages. i stumbled upon your you tube lessons nd iam already using them nd i find people are reciprocating nd responding well. i will be here till 1st aug 2016. iam from india. here is my Sri lanka Dialog Mobile No. [withheld by admin] would u plz SMS me your no so as I can speak to you before I leave back to India……Ram

    • Dilshan Jayasinha July 30, 2016 at 13:20 #

      Thanks buddy. Great to know that people are reciprocating, that’s always encouraging. Unfortunately, I don’t give out my personal number. I hope you have a great time in Sri Lanka. Do write and tell me all about it when you’re back India. All the best Ram.

  66. niroshon August 11, 2016 at 09:53 #

    it is a easy way to learn Sinhala. thank you Mr. Dilshan Jayasinha

  67. Aditya Bagur January 6, 2017 at 18:53 #

    Man, Dilshan, this is just great !!! That’s all I have to say.. This my friend, is just Great !!

    • Dilshan Jayasinha January 18, 2017 at 14:59 #

      Thanks buddy, I appreciate it! What’s got you interested in learning Sinhala?

  68. Pubudu February 5, 2017 at 16:35 #


    Thank you so much. It’s been challenge to help the kids with Sinhala so they can communicate with extended family back in Sri Lanka and this is helping them pick up the language. Very well done thank you.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha February 13, 2017 at 18:10 #

      Thanks for the positive feedback, Pubudu. Always means so much more when it comes from a “apey ekkenek”.

  69. Xiao Huina February 10, 2017 at 08:53 #

    Hi, Dilshan, thank you for your excellent videos. I am from China. I am now studying Sinhala because my boyfriend is from Sri Lanka. This is the best website I have found online to learn Sinhala. Will you produce more videos to teach Sinhala since there are only five? I have finished them today.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha February 13, 2017 at 17:11 #

      Hi Xiao, thanks for the nice message. I’ve added a number of short vocab videos which are not exactly “lessons” but you’ll learn some new words nevertheless (you’ll see them on Best wishes to you and your boyfriend.

    • askn February 17, 2017 at 09:56 #

      iyye adu videos kandako

  70. Young February 24, 2017 at 07:29 #

    It is a great helper for learning Shinhala. Thanks a lot.

  71. Kd jana March 7, 2017 at 22:39 #

    where i can find out videos tutorial after 5th? it’s very useful for me please guide me for that or send me that link i ll follow it.

  72. muhammad akmal March 28, 2017 at 16:34 #

    Hi dilshan jayasinha
    i am from Pakistan and i have lot of friends from Sri lanka and it was my dream to speak with them in Sinhala just today i found your link in you tube and i am so happy to learn sinhala.


    • Dilshan Jayasinha March 29, 2017 at 10:26 #

      Welcome to LBSS, Muhammed. I’m sure you’ll find a lot of Sinhala learning material to keep you busy for months to come. Let me know if things become too complicated.

  73. AK.Mohamed Natheen April 5, 2017 at 19:12 #

    Hi, Sir, I am AK. Mohamed Natheen. Thank you for your excellent videos. I am from Sri lanka, Eastern. I am now studying Sinhala because i love very much sinhala and my country national language sinhala. I have been trying to learn sinhala from very long time sir, i did’t get any chance to learn sinhala, after long time, I got your best website for this i like too much to say thanks for your service also sir. I just kindly request, please sir if you feel free please guide me, what i want to do to pickup sinhala and I always watch your lesson it’s also help me very well sir.. if I say/ask to you wrongly please sorry sir. and 1000000000000000000000000000000 times i like to say thanks sir.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha April 18, 2017 at 16:10 #

      Hi Mohammed, thanks for your kind message. Let me say 1000000000000000000000000000000 times “you’re welcome” :). I am not able to give individual guidance but you’ll find a lot of material on my website. Keep me updated on your progress. Thanks again.

  74. Manon April 28, 2017 at 23:20 #

    Hi Dilshan,
    Thank you for all the amazing videos. I’m from Holland and this september we’re going on A vacation to Sri Lanka and iT would be very cool if I could talk Some Sinhala. And with your videos I know I can!
    Thanks again.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha May 19, 2017 at 23:16 #

      Thanks Manon, you have plenty of time to pickup the basics before September. Good luck and keep me updated on your progress.

  75. Camyla May 28, 2017 at 08:06 #

    Dear Mr. Dilshan, Thanks for your great efforts! I’ll be travelling to Sri Lanka soon and I have a small request. If possible, could you make a post or a video about the grammar? It’s still a really confuse topic to me and you are the only one who produces good material. Thank you again!

    • Dilshan Jayasinha July 15, 2017 at 23:19 #

      Hi Camyla, what exactly would you like to see in this video? Be specific, please.

  76. Kana May 28, 2017 at 13:18 #

    Thank you for the awesome videos on how to speak Sinahala! I have a Sinhala exam coming, and your videos are very helpful. Is-thoo-thi!

    • Dilshan Jayasinha July 15, 2017 at 23:21 #

      You’re welcome, Kana. But be careful! The Sinhala I teach is very practical spoken Sinhala. Usually, exams test you on “proper” Sinhala. My advice is follow your text books and not me when it comes to exams.

  77. Subu October 19, 2017 at 07:01 #

    Sir, please don’t upload audio clip it’s so hard to understand what are you teaching so please upload video clips likes your first video (greeting & responses) Waiting for your reply

  78. Nuwan May 21, 2018 at 09:51 #

    Hey Dilshan, great videos. Will you be posting more Sinhala videos in the near future?

  79. Brian January 18, 2019 at 19:45 #

    Hey Dilshan,

    I just wanted to tell you that I have searched the internet for hours….. days even, to find a method like yours. The way in which you have structured these lessons is not “good enough”, it is perfect in my opinion.
    Your accent is clear and precise, the recordings are on point and the animations tie everything together in an uncomplicated and streamlined manner. You have a talent for Teaching and you should be very proud of yourself mate.
    You have helped THOUSANDS of people like myself to communicate with Strangers and loved ones, so I sincerely thank you for these lessons. if only this method was available for every language, I would be a very happy language nerd :)

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