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Flag of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka flag comprises of multiple colors and a coat of arms. Sri Lanka Flag features a lion, border, and leaves, which are in gold color. The background behind the lion is maroon, while the perpendicular bands on the hoist side of the flag are green and saffron.

The Flag of Sri Lanka also contains two bands, which represent the main minority groups living in Sri Lankan – the Sri Lankan Tamils and the Muslims. However, the border of the flag signifies the unity of the nation.

History of Sri Lanka Flag

The lion has always detained a important role in the antiquity of Sri Lanka, and a flag bearing this sign was used in this nation since 486 BC when the initially King of Sri Lanka transported a flag containing a lion over from India. A banner including a lion carrying a sword along with sun and moon ciphers was first used in the state in 162 BC and was used until 1815.

In 1875, the flag of Ceylon’s Colonial Administration was used. This flag was a defaced pennant with the Arms of the Ceylon Government. This flag was being used in 1948. That similar year, the first flag of the Dominion of Ceylon was approved. This flag had the lion with a sword representation but did not have the vertical stripes of color. This flag was only applied until 1951. In 1951, the flag was adapted to comprise the perpendicular bands.

Sri Lanka Flag Design and Symbolic Meaning

Sri Lanka has one of the most sole and colorful flags in the biosphere. This flag’s project is also expressive, with representation in every feature of the design. This lion was added to the ensign to represent the bravery of the Sinhalese. The flag also topographies four leave in all corner. These leaves signify the four ideas of Buddhism, which comprise Karuna, Mudita, Upeksha and Metta.

About Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a Democratic Socialist Republic an island country in South Asia. The nation is located in the Indian Ocean to the southeast of the Arabian Sea, and to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal. Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait separates the island geographically from the Indian subcontinent. The population of the country is 21.4 million and population density is about 335 per Km2 (868 people per mi2).

Sri Lanka has a democratic socialist republic government constitution. The official language of Sri Lanka is Sinhala and the currency is Rupee. Sri Lanka comprises of two letters Sri Lanka code i.e. LK and its three letters Sri Lanka code is LKA and in digits it is 144 . The calling code is +94 and the UTC i.e. standard time followed in Sri Lanka is UTC +5 hours.

Being a democratic republic, Sri Lanka comprises a total of 9 independent provinces.

Sri Lanka Country Information Updated 2023

Country Sri Lanka
Continent Asia
Official languages Sinhalese, Tamil
Capital Sri Jayewardenapura Kotte
Currency Sri Lankan rupee Rs or රු (LKR)

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Sri Lanka Time Zones

CET UTC+05:30
CEST UTC+05:30

Sri Lanka Codes

Internet TLD LK
Three-letter country code LKA
Three-digit country code 144
Calling code +94