Helakuru is Sri Lanka's No.1 App with over 3 Million Users recognized as the Most Popular App of Sri Lanka by NYDB Awards 2016. Helakuru has bagged many national & international awards including mBillionth South Asian Award 2014, e-Swabhimani National Award 2013, NBQSA National Award in 2014 & Sri Lanka's Best Local Language Product Award in 2014.

Helakuru empowers millions of Sri Lankans to type in Sinhala natively from their mobiles. It supports both Smart Phonetic & Smart Wijesekara keyboard layouts for Sinhala as well as Word Predictions for both Sinhala & English languages. You can use Helakuru to type in Sinhala/English faster than ever as Helakuru adopts very simple & easy to learn keyboard layouts for a beginner as well as for a expert in Sinhala typing.

* Bilingual support (New)
Helakuru supports both Sinhala & English Input, so that you even don't need to switch to a different Keyboard to type in English. Just tap the Globe key to switch between Sinhala & English.

* Word Predictions (New)
Helakuru also comes with Sinhala Word Predictions which enables you to type Sinhala words in just one two taps. When you type, this will predict the words as you type so you can just select your preferred word from predictions without typing letter by letter. Helakuru Predictions also supports self-learning so that the new words you type will be automatically saved locally in your device.

* Theme Store (New)
Helakuru now includes a Theme Store with stunning keyboard themes. You can select your favorite theme from the Theme Store or create your own theme by choosing your own colors & a background image.

* Smart Phonetic Layout
Helakuru comes with Smart Phonetic Layout by default. If you're not much familiar with Sinhala typing, Helakuru makes your life easier by introducing a transliteration based Sinhala phonetic layout. With this keyboard layout, you can easily type Sinhala phonetically as "ammaa" in the same way you type SMS in Singlish.

* Smart Wijesekara Layout
If you're familiar with Standard Wijesekara keyboard layout, you can conveniently use it now with Helakuru. You can enable Smart Wijesekara layout by press the Settings icon on Helakuru keyboard. Smart Wijesekara layout features standard Wijesekara layout as it is in normal & shifted modes & additionally features nasal (sanyaka) characters in long tap mode making it Smart for mobile typing.

* System-wide support
Helakuru is not just an app, where you can type in Sinhala only in that app. It's a Standard iOS Keyboard which you can use to type in any app system-wide whether it is Messaging app, Facebook app, twitter app or etc.

* Sinhala Unicode Rendering
Helakuru comes with the in-built Sinhala Unicode Rendering Technology innovated by Bhasha, so you see a clear Sinhala typeface throughout the Helakuru keyboard.

Enjoy typing in your mother-tongue, Sinhala with Helakuru!

Follow the on-screen instructions to enable & switch to Helakuru Sinhala Input or follow the below steps.
1. Go to your device Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboards > Add New Keyboard... > Helakuru > Helakuru > Allow Full Access
2. Press the Globe icon on your default keyboard & select Helakuru to switch to Helakuru keyboard

Helakuru is a proprietary software and an Intellectual Property owned by Bhasha Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. Decompiling it's binaries, reverse engineering the code or modifying the software is strictly prohibited and liable for copyright infringement.

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© 2011-2017 Bhasha Lanka (Pvt) Ltd

What's New

Version 5.0.3

Fixed "Rakaranshaya" issue on Wijesekara Keyboard Layout (Long Press "Ra")
Minor Bug Fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5

250 Ratings

250 Ratings

Bug fixing required


Hi. I am a frequent user of this app for long time and overall this helps a lot. So great work!

But there are few bugs still in the app that didn't seems fixed from any updates so far. For example when you type "Pra" cannot type in sinhala correctly. It is really annoying. please fix it.! This problem is in the app for a long time but never fixed.

Update failed

Helakuru user

We don't need English keyboard in Helakuru. So many failures with this update. Automatically the keyboard goes off when we are in the middle of typing something. And then sometimes we can not just open it. Should try several times to open. I tried reinstalling, but those failures still exist. Please correct those errors. Seems like you are just updating Helakuru adding new features without checking what your customers reaaly expect from you.

Jay E.


The app used to be really great but a quick fix is needed to correct a small issue. Can't type words like Kreeda or any sound syllable such as pra kra tra etc.
So we have to log into a different app just to type that which is annoying.
Fix this please.


Bhasha Lanka (Pvt) Ltd
100.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Singhalese, Tamil
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Bhasha Lanka (Pvt) Ltd


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