SRI LANKA

 

Adopted in 1952

Sinhalese words by ANANDA SAMARAKONE (1911-1962)

Author of Tamil words unknown

 

SINHALESE Words

Sri Lank Mth, apa Sri Lank,
Nam
Nam Nam Nam Matha.
Sundara siri barini,
Suršndi athi Sobam
na Lank
Dhanya dhanaya neka mal pala thuru piri, jaya bhoomiya ramy
.
Apa hata sšpa siri setha sadan
, jee vanay¬ Mth!
Piliganu mana apa bhakti pooja,
Nam
Nam Mth.
Apa Sri Lank
,
Nam
Nam Nam Nam Mth,
apa Sri Lank
, Nam Nam Nam Nam Mth.

 


Obave apa vidya obamaya apa sathya obave apa shakti
apa hada thula bhakti oba apa aloke
apage anuprane oba apa jeevana ve
apa muktiya obave
Nava jeevana demine nithina apa
Pubudu karan matha
Gnana veerya vadavamina ragena yanu
mana jaya bhoomi kara
Eka mavekuge daru kala bavina
yamu yamu wee nopama
Prema vadamu sama bheda durara da Namo Namo Matha

 

TAMIL Words (only first verse)

Sri Lank Thayť, nam Sri Lank,

Nam Nam Nam Nam Thayť.

Nallelil poli Seeranee,

Nalangal yavum Niraivan mani Lank

Gn™alam puhala vala vayal nathi malai malar narum solai kol Lank™.

Namathuru puhalidam ena olir va™i, namathuyire Thayť!

Namathalai ninathadi mail vyththomť

Nam Nam Thayť.

Nam Sri Lank™,

Nam Nam Nam Nam Thayť,

Nam Sri Lank™,

Nam Nam Nam Nam Thayť.

 

TRANSLATION

 

Mother Lanka - we salute Thee!
Plenteous in prosperity, Thou,
Beauteous in grace and love,
Laden with corn and luscious fruit
And fragrant flowers of radiant hue,
Giver of life and all good things,
Our land of joy and victory,
Receive our grateful praise sublime,
Lanka! we worship Thee.

Thou gavest us Knowledge and Truth,
Thou art our strength and inward faith,
Our light divine and sentient being,
Breath of life and liberation.
Grant us, bondage free, inspiration.
Inspire us for ever.
In wisdom and strength renewed,
Ill-will, hatred, strife all ended,
In love enfolded, a mighty nation
Marching onward, all as one,
Lead us, Mother, to fullest freedom.