Flag of Sri Lanka

Flag of Sri Lanka

The "Lion Flag" of Sri Lanka was adopted in 1948, but it was used as a symbol of justice for a long time before. Its main motive is yellow lion on a red field holding a sword as a symbol of power. Green and red stripes were added to the left part of the flag after 1815 and these stripes are intended to symbolize Hindu Tamils and Muslim Maurs minorities living on the island beside the Sinhalese majority. Moreover, after renaming in 1972 from Ceylon to Sri Lanka, four yellow leaves were added to the lion´s field. Each leaf should remind one of the Buddhist values - kindness, compassion and desire to be a benefit for the society, joy, peace and well-balanced mind.

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Main information

Country
Sri Lanka
Capital city
Colombo
Population
20,277,597 (2012)
Total area
65,610 km2
Formation
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Highest point
Pidurutalagala (2,524 m)
GDP
$ 6,046 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
sri lankan rupee (LKR)
Code
LK (LKA)
Calling code
+94
Internet TLD
.lk

Country is member of

By continents
Asia

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Šrí Lanka (Kolombo)
English
Sri Lanka (Colombo)
German
Sri Lanka (Colombo)
French
Sri Lanka (Colombo)
Italian
Sri Lanka (Colombo)
Spanish
Sri Lanka (Colombo)
Russian
Шри-Ланка (Шри-Джаяварденепура-Котте)
Slovak
Srí Lanka (Kolombo)
Polish
Sri Lanka (Sri Dźajawardanapura Kotte)
Portuguese
Sri Lanka (Colombo)
Chinese
斯里蘭卡 (科伦坡)
Japanese
スリランカ (コロンボ)
Turkish
Sri Lanka (Colombo)
Norwegian
Sri Lanka (Colombo)
Swedish
Sri Lanka (Colombo)
Hungarian
Srí Lanka (Colombo)
Dutch
Sri Lanka (Colombo)
Danish
Sri Lanka (Colombo)
Finnish
Sri Lanka (Colombo)
Hebrew
סרי לנקה (קולומבו)

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