The Translation Division of the Department of Official Languages which functions as the official translator to the government provides the following services.

  • Providing translation facilities in Sinhala, Tamil and English languages to government and semi-government organizations. (While government organizations will not be charged with a fee for this service, semi-government organizations will be charged as per Public Administration Circular No. 12/2003(iv).)
  • Facilitating any individual/institution to select a qualified language facilitator through the bhashawa.lk website established under the supervision of the department, in order to fulfill their translation requirements. (Payments should be made as per the specifications in the Public Administration Circular No. 26/2016.)
  • Facilitating individuals/institutions to fulfill their translation requirements in Chinese, French, German, Hindi and Japanese languages through the pool of foreign language facilitators established by the department, consisting of individuals who are qualified in providing translation services in foreign languages.
  • Providing training on “practical translations” to undergraduates of translation studies.

Government and semi-government institutions may submit their requests for translations through the post, via email or by hand. For the convenience of taking further actions in relation to your request for translation, please provide the name and contact number of an officer from your institution along with the request.

Commissioner of Official Languages (Translation),
Department of Official Languages,
No. 341/7, Kotte road, Rajagiriya.
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011- 2877231

Section Head 

Mr. Shaminda Mahalekam
Commissioner (Translations)

011 – 2877231

071 – 8004843

Other Officers

Ms. Vajira Lasanthi
Management Services Officer

Ms. Sewwandi Jayaweera
Development Officer

Ms. Sandani Yapa
Development Officer