Flag of Sri Lanka (GIF)


The right part of the Sri Lanka flag consists of a golden lion that holds a sword in its right paw on a red background with four golden leaves on each corner. On the left side of the flag, there are two vertical stripes in green and orange. And these two sections are surrounded by golden borders. While the lion represents the people of Sri Lanka, the four bo leaves represent the four concepts of Buddhism. The orange color symbolizes the Sri Lankan Tamils, and the green color symbolizes the Muslims. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 1:2, and the flag was adopted on May 22, 1972.

Its coat of arms features the same lion as the flag and is surrounded by golden leaves of the country's national flower, the Blue Lotus. These are surrounded by grains of rice growing from a traditional grain vase, symbolizing prosperity. At the top is the Dharmachakra, an important Buddhist symbol; at the bottom are the stylized Moon and Sun, traditional Sinhalese heraldic symbols.

The Sri Lanka flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Sri Lanka, officially known as the Sri Lankan Democratic Socialist Republic, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean. Its capitals are Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (official) and Colombo (executive and judicial), and its population is about 21,670,000.

The waving flag of Sri Lanka with its emblem (unofficial)

The emblem of Sri Lanka on a waving white flag

COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital:Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (pop. 108,000)
Other major cities:Colombo (561,000)
Kaduwela (252,000)
Official languages:Sinhala, Tamil
Region:Southern Asia
Ethnic groups:74.9% Sinhalese
11.2% Sri Lankan Tamils
9.2% Sri Lankan Moors
4.2% Indian Tamils
0.5% Others
Religion:70.2% Buddhism
12.6% Hinduism
9.7% Islam
7.4% Christianity
0.1% Other / None
Demonym:Sri Lankan
Area:65,610 km² (25,330 sq mi)
Population:21,670,000
Currency:Sri Lankan rupee


Keywords: Flag and emblem of Sri Lanka (Sinhala: ශ්රී ලංකාවේ ජාතික කොඩිය; Tamil: இலங்கையின் தேசியக்கொடி), GIF

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