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Sri Lanka National Anthem
SINHALESE LYRICS 

Sri Lanka Matha, apa Sri Lanka, 
Namo Namo Namo Namo Matha. 
Sundara siri barini, 
Surändi athi Sobamana Lanka 
Dhanya dhanaya neka mal pala thuru piri, jaya bhoomiya ramya. 
Apa hata säpa siri setha sadana, jee vanaye Matha! 
Piliganu mana apa bhakti pooja, 
Namo Namo Matha. 
Apa Sri Lanka, 
Namo Namo Namo Namo Matha, 
apa Sri Lanka, Namo Namo Namo Namo Matha. 

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 

ENGLISH 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.

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