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The Sri Lankan national anthem of Tamil version is not the exact translation of the Sinhala version. They have included the word Eelam in the Tamil version to refer the Tamil homeland.

Thursday, 17 September 2009 - 11:34 PM SL Time



The Sri Lankan Tamils` national anthem is not the exact translation of the Sinhala version.The Sri Lankan Tamils have their own Tamil version but the tune is the same. They have included the word Elam in the Tamil version of Sri Lankan National anthem to refer the Tamil homeland. The Tamils do not hate the Island of Sri Lanka and they only hate the racist politics of the Sinhala majority. The Tamils have no qualm about singing the National anthem in TAMIL. That is the reason the TNA played the National Anthem at the swearing-in ceremony of its members elected to the Vavuniya Urban Council.

[The Sri Lankan Tamils as a group of people with definitive traits and characteristics that distinguish them socio-culturally and anthropologically from other such groups are today better known internationally than even the Tamils of south India. They are today seen as a politically well integrated community though spread across the world.

They are very much concerned with the maintenance and fostering of their cultural identity as Sri Lankan Tamils and are keen in transmitting their traditions to their younger generation wherever they live. A major feature of the feeling of oneness of this community is that it cuts across religious barriers. In the contemporary psyche of this society a Christian Sri Lankan Tamil is as important an inheritor of Tamil culture as a Hindu Tamil. More importantly this feeling of being Sri Lankan Tamil does not arise from any notion of classical cultural heritage coming top down but a consciousness that grows from within and arises from a shared tradition of life.

There is a certain degree of sturdiness and authenticity that characterize this consciousness. The apparent diversities that one sees in the community do not shake the essence of this unity. It needs emphasis that the bedrock of the Sri Lankan Tamil identity is the feeling that this island is the community`s mothers_day.jsp' class=black>mother country. And that fact, namely its geography and history have shaped the cultural traditions of the Sri Lankan Tamils. Their feeling is that they belong to this island and nowhere else. And THEY ARE VERY PROUD OF IT. ]

The Tamil translation of the national anthem of Sri Lanka is written by famous Tamil poet Pandithar M.Nallathamby in 1950.

Sri Lanka ThaayE, nam Sri Lanka,
Namo Namo Namo Namo ThaayE

Nallelil poli Seeranee,
Nalangal yaavum Nirai vaan mani Lanka
Gnaalam puhazha vazha vayal nathi malai malar narum solai koL Lanka.
Namathuru puhalidam ena olir vaai,
namathuthyEl ThaayE!
Namathalai ninathadi mEl vyththomE
NamathuyirE thaayE-nam Sri Lanka
Namo Namo Namo Namo ThaayE

NamathaararuL aanaai
Navai thavir unarvaanaai
NamathOr valvaanaai
Navil suthanthiram aanaai
Namathilamaiyai naaddE
Nahumadi thanai OddE
Amaivurum aRivudanE
AdalseRi thunivaruLE-nam Sri Lanka
Namo Namo Namo Namo ThaayE

NamathOr oLivaLamE
Nariyamalar ena nilavum thaayE
Yaamelaam oru kaurunai annai payantha
ezhilkoL sEykal enavE
iyaluRu piLavukaL thamai aRavE
izhivena neekiduvOm
EELA sironmani, vaazhvuRu poomaNi
Namo Namo ThaayE.nam Sri Lanka,
Namo Namo Namo Namo ThaayE!


Source(s)
The making of a Sri Lankan Tamil By: Professor Karthigesu Sivathamby

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NamathOr oLivaLamE
Nariyamalar ena nilavum thaayE
Yaamelaam oru kaurunai annai payantha
ezhilkoL sEykal enavE
iyaluRu piLavukaL thamai aRavE
izhivena neekiduvOm
EELA sironmani, vaazhvuRu poomaNi
Namo Namo ThaayE.nam Sri Lanka,
Namo Namo Namo Namo ThaayE!


I am not sure if the Sinhalese sing the last lyrics, but it means, O mother Lanka, you are the reason for our prosperity. You are like a beautiful fragrant flower. All of us are the beautiful children of you, the one kind mother. We shall get rid of all the differences among us, and We praise you thee.

'EELA sironmani, vaazhvuRu poomaNi'

O Mother Eelam, our refuge on earth
We praise you Thee!



Edited By - Thivya - 17 Sep 2009 16:39:29 GMT
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He he he he he
apa eeelam matha
namo namo namo matha

lolz lolz
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I recently heard one expert on a TV show saying Eelam means Sinhala Country and Thamil Eelam mean Tamil Sinhala Country or Demala Sinhala Rata.
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Any link to a recordig of this?
Would be nice to HEAR the Tamil version.
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Thivya................ Who do you refer to as 'they' ??
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I recently heard one expert on a TV show saying Eelam means Sinhala Country and Thamil Eelam mean Tamil Sinhala Country or Demala Sinhala Rata.

He must be kind of retarded expert and I guess he was lying to fool the Sinhala audience. Eelam refers the entire Island in the ancient Tamil Sangam literatures, but in these days the world Eelam denotes the North and East part of the Tamil speaking provinces of Sri Lanka.



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Thivya................ Who do you refer to as 'they' ??


'We', 'they' means the Eelam Tamils. :)))

I said, 'they' , because we in the Diaspora don't have the chance or need to sing the Sri Lankan national anthem.


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The Sri Lankan national anthem of Tamil version is not the exact translation of the Sinhala version. They have included the word Eelam in the Tamil version to refer the Tamil homeland.


Not like before this time she got the eelam definitely..ha ha ha very funny. Keep on entertaining
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They have included the word Eelam in the Tamil version to refer the Tamil homeland.


Excellent !!

See all you had to do was tune up the national anthem a bit. Now there is no reason to split the country down the middle :)

TNA ROCKS !!
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Any link to a recordig of this?
Would be nice to HEAR the Tamil version.


Bakamoona,

I am not sure. I have to search but it sounds the same, I heard the both versions, because music is the same. I think after an acceptable Federal solution, the Tamils and Sinhalese should sing few lines in both languages like the Canadian national anthem. :))


Edited By - Thivya - 17 Sep 2009 17:06:11 GMT
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