We have been informed that the scanning of images is complete, and the scanned images are being assessed by an expert at the Sri Jayawardhanapura Uni. I am hoping to speak with him this week. The stumbling block is that we have not been given the actual images, it seems no-one wants to make a decision. Optimistically, we can start the transcription at any time. Once the images are available I intend to visit Colombo once more to get the transcription going.
There are, I believe printed editions, and the text, which is not necessarily identical with the printed edition, is inscribed in stone at the Kuthodaw Pagoda.