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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Sri Lanka.
Who wrote the Sri Lankan national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Sri Lanka officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of Sri Lanka is "Sri Lanka Matha" which means in English "Mother Sri Lanka".
Sri Lanka's anthem lyrics were written by Ananda SAMARKONE and the music was written by Ananda SAMARKONE.
Adopted 1951.
 
National anthem of Sri Lanka free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Sri Lanka's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
 
Listen to Sri Lanka national anthem on Youtube
 
Sri Lankan anthem lyrics (English translation)
Thou Mother Lanka, oh Mother Lanka we salute, salute, salute, salute Thee!
Plenteous in prosperity, Thou,
Beauteous in grace and love,
Laden with grain 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 worship, worship Thee.
Oh Mother Lanka! We salute, salute, salute, salute 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.
Oh Mother Lanka! We salute, salute, salute, salute Thee!
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, we worship, worship Thee.
Oh Mother Lanka! We salute, salute, salute, salute Thee!
 
You can find more information about Sri Lankan anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Sri Lankan national anthem sheet music - See link.

 

Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan national symbol: lion.

Sri Lanka flag

Conventional short form country name: Sri Lanka.
Conventional long form country name: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
Local short form country name: Shri Lanka/Ilankai.
Local long form country name: Shri Lanka Prajatantrika Samajavadi Janarajaya/Ilankai Jananayaka Choshalichak Kutiyarachu.
Former name of Sri Lanka: Serendib, Ceylon.
 
Sri Lanka Government Type: republic.
 
Republic is a representative democracy in which the people's elected deputies (representatives), not the people themselves, vote on legislation. 
 
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