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Recruitment to Government Translators Service is made purely from those who become qualified at an interview for verification of qualifications on the basis of the results of a competitive examination conducted by the Commissioner General of Examination on behalf of Secretary, Public Services Commission/ Cabinet of Ministers.   75% out of the total vacancies existing in Class I and 60% of the total vacancies in Special Class shall  be recruited.


The method of application shall be published in the government Gazette by an exam notification

Minimum Qualifications for the Service

Class 1 – Shall be a citizen of Sri Lanka , Be not below 21 years and not above 40 years of age on the last day of the month preceding the month in which the closing date for applications falls( The age limit shall not be applicable for permanent officers in public or provincial public service) a having obtained a degree from  of a recognized university or a degree in law, or passing Advanced Diploma in  Commerce of a recognized technical college or polytechnic college or Advanced National Diploma in Management of the  Open University or : National Diploma in  Technology of the University of Moratuwa. Minimum educational qualification shall be a Credit pass for the Second Language at G.C.E. (O/L) or any other equivalent examination, or any other higher qualification in Second Language and a Credit pass for First Language.

For Special Grade

Having completed an 08 years of satisfactory period of service in permanent and any Grade in the Translators Service

Service minutes and related circulars

Current service minutes
Translators' service minute - No 829/7 - 1994.07.26
[ 135 KB ]
Translators' service minute - Revision No. 01 No 1594/2 -
2009.03.23 [ 428 KB ]
Pre-service minutes
Translators' service minute - No 15,011/2 - 1972.05.20

Translators' service minute - No 249/15 - 1983.06.14

Related circulars

Abolition of Class II of the Translators Service          Public Administration Circular 01/2002


Contact Details


Mrs. K.V.P.M.J. Gamage
Director General of Combined Services
Tel   : +94 11-2694560 (Extension- 500)
Fax  :+94 11-2692254
E-mail : dgcs[at]



Mrs. G.I. Sajeewani Perera
Director of Combined Services III
Tel   : +94 11-2695122 (Extension- 603)
Fax  :+94 11-2690100
E-mail : dcs-iii[at]



Mrs. H.M.N.K.K. Herath
Assistant Director
Tel   : +94 11-2686154 (Extension- 609)
Fax  : +94 11 2690100
E-mail : adcs-vi[at]

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Last Update: 14-06-2019.
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