ICANN to create Internet domain names in Sinhala and Tamil ICANN to create Internet domain names in Sinhala and Tamil For a fully multilingual Internet

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) todaydiscussed the evolution of the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS)and its potential implication for Sri Lanka. ICANN is currently overseeing one of the biggest changes ever in the history of the Internet with its New Generic Top-level Domain (gTLD) Program. This is driving the largest expansion…

Sri Lankan community preparing for multilingual internet using local scripts

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and local experts in policy, technical and linguistic fields convened in Colombo recently to introduce the Internationalised Domain Name (IDN) programme and launch the Sinhala Generation Panel (GP). The launch signifies an exciting future where the local community contributes towards developing secure and stable access to…

Sinhala numerals

Sinhalese belongs to the Indo-European language family with its roots deeply associated with Indo-Aryan sub family to which the languages such as Persian and Hindi belong. Although it is not very clear whether people in Sri Lanka spoke a dialect of Prakrit at the time of arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, there is enough evidence that Sinhala…