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Sri Lankan lovers can now say ‘I love you’ in Sinhalese or Tamil instead of pouring out their emotion through their mobiles in English Text. Sri Lankan lovers can now say ‘I love you’ in Sinhalese or Tamil instead of pouring out their emotion through their mobiles in English Text. Local language cell-phone applications are catching up fast PC based Shinala and Tamil messaging software and services in Sri Lanka, with Dialog Wednesday launching its browser and web portal for the local market.

The mobile browser developed by local software firm Micro Image, can be downloaded at www.dialogwap.com for Rs. 150.00 per application.

The browser allows GPRS phones with multimedia messaging capabilities and running on a java platform to type messages out in Sinhalese or Tamil characters and send it to any other GPRS enabled phone.

The messages are typed out using the standard dial pad on the mobile phones with the Sinhalese and Tamil characters corresponding to their similar sounding equals in the English alphabet. Like ‘A’ for the Sinhalese character ‘ai-anna’ and ‘B’ for the character ‘by-anna’.

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