Sinhala proverbs

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The bird that flies from branch to branch (during rain) will end up getting drenched.

 ("Aththen aththata panina kurulla themee nasee")

Make thyself a noble man before advising others

 ("Ovaa denu parahata thamaa sammathayehi pihitaa sita"ඔවා දෙනු පරහට තමා සම්මතයෙහි පිහිටා සිට)

Think before you leap

 ("Paninna pera sithaa balanu"පනින්න පෙර සිතා බලනු.)

The dog doesn't eat the hay but prevents the cow from eating the hay by sleeping on it! - Don't be a dog in the manger

 ("Balla piduru kanneth ne, Kana gonata denneth ne"බල්ලා පිදුරු කන්නෙත් නැහැ, කන ගොනාට දෙන්‍ෙනත් නැහැ.)



(Like cobra and wiper) refers to those who hate each other. As vipers move by night, they never meet cobras ( " Nayayi polongai vage ")