My translation of the Sri Lankan national anthem…

English Translation:

Please Note: This translation was done by myself with my knowledge of the Sinhala language, and some assistance from translation applications. Please do not take offense to any translation errors you may find.

Mother Sri Lanka,

Our Mother, we bow down to you with deep and sincere respect!

Beautiful and plentiful in prosperity,

A creation of higher beings that is full of beauty and love,

This land that is filled with a variety of different grains, rich resources, beautiful flowers, and fruits, is a victorious and lovely land.

Please receive our grateful and faithful offering,

Mother, we bow down to you with deep and sincere respect!

You are our science, knowledge, and wisdom

You are our truth

You are also our strength, and the faith instilled within us

You are our light, and our inspiration

You are the life within us, and our liberation!

Mother, Awaken us forever, giving us new life, and inspiration!

Forever developing our wisdom and effort, lead us to victorious lands.

Since we are all children of one mother,

Let us move forward without delay,

by ending all greed, hatred, dillusion, and ill-will,

And by developing love, compassion towards one another,

Towards a united One Nation,

Oh Mother, we bow down to you with deep, and sincere respect!

Our Sri Lanka,

Our Mother, we bow down to you with deep, and sincere respect!

Sinhala Version:

Please Note: Below is copied from the Wikipedia page https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lanka_Matha

ශ්‍රී ලංකා මාතා
අප ශ්‍රී……. ලංකා නමෝ නමෝ නමෝ නමෝ මාතා
සුන්දර සිරිබරිනී සුරැඳි අති සෝබමාන ලංකා
ධාන්‍ය ධනය නෙක මල් පලතුරු පිරි ජය භුමිය රම්‍යා
අප හට සැප සිරි සෙත සදනා ජීවනයේ මාතා
පිළිගනු මැන අප භක්තී පූජා
නමෝ නමෝ මාතා
අප ශ්‍රී …… ලංකා නමෝ නමෝ නමෝ නමෝ මාතා

ඔබ වේ අප විද්‍යා
ඔබ මය අප සත්‍යා
ඔබ වේ අප ශක්ති
අප හද තුළ භක්තී
ඔබ අප ආලෝකේ
අපගේ අනුප්‍රාණේ
ඔබ අප ජීවන වේ
අප මුක්තිය ඔබ වේ

නව ජීවන දෙමිනේ නිතින අප පුබුදු කරන් මාතා
ඥාන වීර්ය වඩවමින රැගෙන යනු මැන ජය භූමී කරා
එක මවකගෙ දරු කැල බැවිනා
යමු යමු වී නොපමා
ප්‍රේම වඩා සැම භේද දුරැර දා නමෝ නමෝ මාතා
අප ශ්‍රී…….. ලංකා නමෝ නමෝ නමෝ නමෝ මාතා

Tamil Version:

Please Note: Below is copied from the Wikipedia page https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lanka_Matha

ஸ்ரீ லங்கா தாயே – நம் ஸ்ரீ லங்கா
நமோ நமோ நமோ நமோ தாயே
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 – நம் ஸ்ரீ லங்கா
நமோ நமோ நமோ நமோ தாயே

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

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 – நம் ஸ்ரீ லங்கா
நமோ நமோ நமோ நமோ தாயே

– Nim –

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