Sri Lanka Matha

Śrī Laṁkā Mātā
Srī Laṅkā Tāyē
English: Mother Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Matha

National anthem of Sri Lanka
Also known asශ්‍රී ලංකා මාතා
ஸ்ரீ லங்கா தாயே
LyricsAnanda Samarakoon (Sinhala)
M. Nallathambi (Tamil), 1940
MusicAnanda Samarakoon
Audio sample
2017 U.S. Navy Band instrumental version

The "Sri Lanka Matha" (English: "Mother Sri Lanka"; Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකා මාතා, romanized: Śrī Lańkā Mātā; Tamil: ஸ்ரீ லங்கா தாயே, romanized: Srī Laṅkā Tāyē) is the national anthem of Sri Lanka. "Sri Lanka Matha" was composed by Ananda Samarakoon and was originally titled "Namo Namo Matha" ("Salute! Salute! Motherland").[1]

"Sri Lanka Matha" was first performed at an official ceremony on 4 February 1949 at the Independence Memorial Hall in Torrington Square during the national day ceremony. The anthem was given full constitutional recognition in the 1978 Second Republican Constitution.[2]

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