Sri Lankan National Anthem Lyrics

“Sri Lanka Matha” is the national anthem of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lankan national anthem lyrics were written by Ananda Samarakoon and the music to the Sri Lankan national anthem was composed by Rabindranath Tagore.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Sri Lanka

“Sri Lanka Matha” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Sri Lanka in the year of 1951.


Sri Lankan National Anthem Lyrics in Sinhala (Sinhala Script)

ශ්‍රී ලංකා මාතා

Chorus:
අප ශ්‍රී ලංකා
නමෝ නමෝ නමෝ නමෝ මාතා

1. සුන්දර සිරි බරිනි
සුරැදි අති ශෝබමාන ලංකා
ධාන්‍ය ධනය නෙක මල් පලතුරු පිරි ජය භූමිය රම්‍යා
අපහට සැප සිරි සෙත සදනා ජීවනයේ මාතා
පිලිගනු මැන අප භක්‌තී පූජා
නමෝ නමෝ මාතා

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2. ඔබ වේ අප විද්‍යා, ඔබමය අප සත්‍යා
ඔබ වේ අප ශක්‌තී , අප හද තුල භක්‌තී
ඔබ අප ආලෝකේ, අපගේ අනුප්‍රාණෙ
ඔබ අප ජීවන වේ, අප මුක්‌තිය ඔබ වේ
නව ජීවන ෙදමිේන
නිතින අප පුබුදු කරන් මාතා

3. ඥාන වීර්ය වඩවමින් රැගෙන යනු
මැන ජය භූමි කරා
එක මවකෙග දරු කැල බැවිනා
යමු යමු වී ෙනාපමා
ප්‍රේම වඩා සැම භීද දුරැර දා
නමෝ නමෝ මාතාඅ

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Sri Lankan National Anthem Lyrics in Tamil (Tamil script)

Sri Lankan National Anthem Lyrics in Tamil (Tamil script)


ஸ்ரீ லங்கா தாயே

Chorus:
நம் ஸ்ரீ லங்கா
நமோ நமோ நமோ நமோ தாயே

1. நல்லெழில் பொலி சீரணி
நலங்கள் யாவும் நிறை வான்மணி லங்கா
ஞாலம் புகழ் வள வயல் நதி மலை மலர்
நறுஞ்சோலை கொள் லங்கா
நமதுறு புகலிடம் என ஒளிர்வாய்
நமதுதி ஏல் தாயே
நமதலை நினதடி மேல் வைத்தோமே
நமதுயிரே தாயே

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2. நமதாரருள் ஆனாய்
நவை தவிர் உணர்வானாய்
நமதோர் வலியானாய்
நவில் சுதந்திரம் ஆனாய்
நமதிளமையை நாட்டே
நகு மடி தனையோட்டே
அமைவுறும் அறிவுடனே
அடல்செறி துணிவருளே

3. நமதோர் ஒளி வளமே
நறிய மலர் என நிலவும் தாயே
யாமெல்லாம் ஒரு கருணை அனைபயந்த
எழில்கொள் சேய்கள் எனவே
இயலுறு பிளவுகள் தமை அறவே
இழிவென நீக்கிடுவோம்
ஈழ சிரோமணி வாழ்வுறு பூமணி
நமோ நமோ தாயே

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Sri Lankan National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

Mother Sri Lanka

Chorus:
Our Sri Lanka
We salute Thee, Mother!

1. 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,
We salute Thee, Mother!

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2. Thou gavest us Knowledge and Truth,
Thou art our strength and inward faith,
Our light divine and sentient being,
Our breath of life and liberation.
Grant us, bondage free, inspiration.
Inspire us for ever.

3. In wisdom and strength renewed,
Ill-will, hatred, strife all ended,
In love enfolded, a mighty nation
Marching onward, all as one,
Lead us to fullest freedom
We salute Thee, Mother!

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Sri Lankan National Anthem Lyrics

When is Sri Lankan National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Sri Lanka is typically played or sang throughout national holidays, specifically on the independence day events in Sri Lanka. It is also performed during cultural and other festivals in Sri Lanka, typically marking off the beginning or completion of such festivals.

National anthem of Sri Lanka is also typically carried out in worldwide sporting occasions, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport occasions.


What is the importance of Sri Lankan National Anthem in Sri Lanka?

The national anthem of Sri Lanka, like other national symbols of Sri Lanka, represents the tradition, past history, and faiths of Sri Lanka and its folks. It assists evoke feelings of patriotism among the Sri Lankan people and reminds them of their Sri Lanka’s magnificence, appeal, and abundant heritage.

It also helps unify the people of Sri Lanka by one single record or music. Throughout the performance of the Sri Lankan national anthem, residents of Sri Lanka, despite their ethnic distinctions, rise in unity and listen attentively or sing the song with great excitement.

Sports males and females from Sri Lanka also feel a terrific minute of gratification when they receive a medal at a global sporting event while Sri Lanka’s national anthem is played in the background. It gives them a sensation of having actually made their country proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Sri Lanka in schools learn to respect their country and develop a sense of unity among themselves.