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Sri Lanka Matha

Apa Sri Lanka Namo Namo Namo Namo Matha

Sundara siri barini surandi athi soba mana Lanka

Dhanya dhanaya neka mal palathuru piri jaya bhoomiya

Ramya

Apa hata sapa siri setha sadhana jeevanaye matha

Piliganumanu apa bhakthi pooja Namo Namo Matha

Apa Sri Lanka Namo Namo Namo Namo Matha

Obave apa vidya

Obamaya apa sathya

Obave apa shakthi

Apa hada thula bhakthi

Oba apa aloke

Apage anu prane

Oba apa jeevanave

Apa mukthiya obave

Nava jeevana demine nithina apa pubudu karan matha

Gnana veerya vadawamina ragana yanu mana jaya bhoomi

kara

Eka mawakage daru kala bawina

Yamu yamu wee nopama

Prema wada sama bheda dhurarada

Namo Namo Matha

Apa Sri Lanka Namo Namo Namo Namo Matha

Anthem Lyrics English

1.

Mother Lanka we worship 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.



2.

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.

Sri Lanka Flag

Sri Lanka Flag

Flag History In traditional Sanskrit and Pali literature the island is called Sinhaladvipa, the word sinhala deriving from the Sinhalese word sinha (lion), and since the 15th century a golden lion holding a sword of authority has appeared on the crimson field of the state banner. The lion denotes the desire for peace while the crimson symbolizes national pride. The gree represents the Muslims and the saffron for the Tamils. THe finial in the corners represent theleaves fot he fig tree under which Siddartha Gautama sat when he received the enlightenment and became Buddha. THe four leaves stand for love, compassion, sympathy and equanimity which are virtues extolled by Buddhism. Yellow is the symbol of Buddhism.
Flag Date of Adoption 7 September 1978
Flag Symbolism yellow with two panels; the smaller hoist-side panel has two equal vertical bands of green (hoist side) and orange; the other panel is a large dark red rectangle with a yellow lion holding a sword, and there is a yellow bo leaf in each corner; the yellow field appears as a border around the entire flag and extends between the two panels

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