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Translation Section

The Department of Official Languages, being the official translator to the government, performs translation tasks in the three languages – Sinhala, Tamil and English on behalf of the government and semi-government institutions. The department provides translation services to government institutions free of charge and when it comes to semi-government institutions charges apply as per the Public Administration Circular No: 2003/(I).

You may use our translation service only if no translators are currently attached to your establishment. We are always ready to provide you with the best professional translation service.

For this purpose,

  • Send the document/s for translation in pursuance of the relevant instructions via the link on the website and we will email you the translated text/s as soon as possible.
  • If internet facility is not available, send the hard copy of the document for translation along with a covering letter addressed to the Commissioner of Official Languages.

How long will it take to get the job done?

Documents for translation are processed in the order they are received from various establishments. However, this order may change in case of urgency. The duration to accomplish a translation task may differ depending on the nature of the original document.


Last Update: 16-02-2018