- Conducting Sworn Translator Examinations to recommend persons to be Sworn Translators.
- Authentication of the registration of the appointment of the Sworn Translators who certified translations correct.
Written test for recommendation on the appointment of Sworn Translators
On the appointment of Sworn Translators, the Ministry of Justice makes recommendations to the District Judges of the District Courts within whose jurisdictions the appointments are to take effect. The main functions of Sworn Translators include the translation into targeted languages of the given documents, certification of such documents which are to be submitted for the law courts and provision of assistance to the court proceedings as Sworn Translators if and when necessary. Accordingly, the Ministry recommends persons to be Sworn Translators for different languages namely, Sinhala, Tamil, English, Arabic, Hindi, Japanese and such other languages basically depending on the current needs. Further, Sworn Translators translate and certify certain documents which the public need a sworn translation in case such documents are required to be certified by a Sworn Translator.
Recommendation on the appointment to the post of Sworn Translators is made on the basis of marks to be secured at the written test to be conducted by the Ministry of Justice for the languages namely, Sinhala, Tamil, English and Arabic etc.
Application should be sent together with the certificates in proof of the proficiency in respect of such languages for which the written tests are not conducted.
Procedure for applications
Duly completed application for the post of Sworn Translator as per the specimen appended at the end of this information accompanied by the certificates in support of the educational qualifications and the language proficiency should be furnished to reach the Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Colombo 12 by registered post or be handed over to the officer in charge of the subject of the Ministry of Justice.
Collection of applications
Applications can be obtained from the officer in charge of the subject of the Ministry of Justice.
Fee for the applications
Fee is not chargeable.
Submission of applications
Applications may be sent by registered post or be handed over to the office in charge of the subject of the Ministry of Justice during normal office hours.
The period of time taken for providing the service
During usual office hours.
Certificates necessary in support of the qualifications.
Certified copies of certificates in support of language proficiency.
Staff officers in charge of the subject
Senior Asst. Secretary (Admin.)