Jayewardene of Sri Lanka: Archived from the original on Retrieved 23 January Apa hata sapa siri setha sadana, jeewanaye Matha! Inspire us for ever. Piliganu mena apa bhakthi pooja, Namo Namo Matha.

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The Sunday Times Sri Lanka. During Sri Lanka’s 68th national independence day celebrations on 4 Februarythe Tamil version of the anthem was sung for the first time since at an official government event, jatyika independence day celebrations.

Sri Geethayq Matha English: University of Hawaii Press. Retrieved 23 January Daily News Sri Lanka. In March newly elected President Maithripala Sirisena announced that he would be issuing a circular which would state that there was no ban on singing the national anthem in Tamil.

sri lanka jathika geethaya

This contains vocals with national flag as a background clean Video contains some of the flags that were used in Sri Lanka in various periods. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

රාජ්‍ය ලාංජනය – Sihala

Save my name, email, and website grethaya this browser for the next time I comment. Prior geehhaya Ceylon’s independence the Lanka Gandharva Sabha had organised a competition to find a national anthem.


The words and music were written by Ananda Samarakoon in in the Sinhala language, and was officially adopted as the national anthem on November 22, by a committee headed by Sir Edwin Wijeyeratne. Marshall Cavendish Editions, He belonged to the world”.

Daily Mirror – History of Sri Lanka’s National Anthem mired in controversy

There are differing accounts as to the origin of the “Sri Lanka Matha”. Your email address will not be published.

Later, the government denied allegations that the Tamil translation was to be abolished. Retrieved 13 January Sri Lanka Matha is the national anthem of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Matha

The Times of India. National anthems of Asia. This page was last edited lankaa 26 Septemberat Thou gavest us Knowledge and Truth, Thou art our strength and inward faith, Our light divine and sentient being, Breath of life and liberation.

Thou gavest us Knowledge and Truth, Thou art our strength and inward faith, Our light divine and sentient being, Breath of life and liberation. On 12 December The Sunday Times reported that the Cabinet of Sri Lanka headed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa had taken the decision to scrap the Tamil translation of “Sri Lanka Matha” at official and state functions, as “in no other country was the national anthem used in more than one language” – even though the national anthems of BelgiumSwitzerlandCanada and those of several other countries have more than one language version.


National Anthem with visuals around Sri Lanka with voice song. We salute, salute, salute, salute Thee!

Sunday Observer Sri Lanka. Apa hata sapa siri setha sadana, jeewanaye Matha! Grant us, bondage free, inspiration.

Sri Lanka National Anthem

Politics, Clothing, and Identity in Sri Lanka. We have produced the above video with flag animation and with English subtitles suitable for any National Occasion. It is just one of a number that are sung in more than one language: Leave this field empty.

The Island Sri Lanka.