Sinhala and Tamil Fonts

In order to read articles on some of the website archives that are in Sinhala and Tamil, click here to download a Sinhala Unicode font or click here to download a Tamil Unicode font.

An alternative Sinhala UNICODE font, Sarasavi, can be downloaded from the University of Colombo website here.

Installing the fonts

  • On any recent GNU/Linux distribution make a folder called .fonts under your home folder. Copy the font file there and just type fc-cache on a terminal.
  • The easiest way on Windows XP is to copy the font file from the location you downloaded it to the Fonts directory residing under the Windows directory. Alternatively, you can go to Control Panel -> Fonts -> File menu -> Install Font -> select the location where you downloaded the font(s) -> Install.

If you have any problems, please do not contact me directly, but get in touch with folks at

You may also find the University of Colombo Sinhala UNICODE resources useful.