convert perl scripts


I have a few perl scripts and they need to be converted into some more common language such as Java so that in the future it can be modified and enhanced with ease as it is easy to support a Java code and people are easily available who know java. My boss has asked me to make a framework so that when convertng the scripts the real code becomes really small.
In a way he wants me to make a utility file which can be used to convert long scripts into small scripts by importing functions from that utility file.
So I want suggestions as to what language will be most suitable for this purpose and how should I do it.
Like I was thinking of converting them into java O O but I am unsure if that is a good idea as the exisiting code is scripts(non-O o code).

Please suggest.

Thanks in advance for all the all help.
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