“Book of Mormon Printed in Sinhala,” Liahona, January 2009, N7
Translation and production of the Book of Mormon in Sinhala, one of Sri Lanka’s official languages, were finished in August 2008.
Distribution of the Sinhala version of the Book of Mormon to Church units began in September. Since 1983 Sinhala-speaking members have had only selections of the Book of Mormon available to them in their language. There are more than 16 million Sinhala speakers.
Sri Lanka, located just off the southeast coast of India, is home to more than 20 million people and is part of the Singapore Mission. The Church was officially recognized in Sri Lanka on March 2, 1979. The other official language in Sri Lanka is Tamil.