This Page will be devoted to articles written in the Hela language using the Roman script.
The Hela language is a derivative of the Sinhala language which belongs
to the Indo-European family of languages. Migrants from India to Sri Lanka
brought their language with them but it developed independently in the
course of several centuries.
Hela is a derivative of Sinhala and came in to prominence in the
twentieth century. It is still largely the old Sinhala language which
Sanskrit derivatives being omitted. However it has developed an indigenous
word stock not known to other Indic languages.
Hela uses the old Sinhala script but has also been Romanized. The
Romanization scheme adopted here is a modification of the well-known system
for Romanization of Indian languages like Sanskrit and Pali.
- Romanization Tables and Notes (in English)
- Background to Hela (in Hela)
- Hela Doctrine and the Nation State (in Hela)