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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

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Country Sri Lanka
Capital city Colombo
Continent Asia
Population 20,277,597 (2012)
Total area 65,610 km2
Formation /
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

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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)