If you search for Sinhala, a large fraction of the links you'll
see point to something written by Harshula "hash" Jayasuriya.
Sinhala is a very, very old language, but it's not very well developed on computing
platforms. Its script is most often represented in Unicode,
but the default Unicode collation table (DUCET) doesn't order its
words ("collate") properly. Thus, MySQL didn't order it
To fix that, hash recently submitted a …