Sri Lanka National Flag - Information
The national flag of Sri Lanka (popularly known as the 'Lion Flag') consists of a gold lion, holding a kastane sword in its right fore paw, in front of a dark red background with four golden bo leaves, one in each corner. Around the background is a yellow border, and to its left are 2 vertical stripes of equal size in green and saffron, with the saffron stripe closest to the lion.



Sri Lanka Flag - Colors - meaning and symbolism
 Yellow< stands for majority religion (Buddhism) protecting Hindus (Orange) and Musims (Green)
 Orange represents Hindus (Sri Lankan Tamils)
 Green represents Muslims (Sri Lankan Moors)
 Maroon represents the majority Sinhalese
Sri Lanka Flag - Colors - meaning and symbolism
 Golden Lion represents the Sinhalese ethnicity and kastane sword in its right fore paw stands for the authority and bravery of the nation
 The bo leaves represent Buddhism. The four Bo leaves stand for the four virtues - Mettha (loving kindness), Karuna (compassion), Upeksha (equanimity) and Muditha (happiness). Siddhartha Gautama sat under a bo tree when he attained enlightenment and became the Buddha (“Enlightened One”)
 The eight hairs on lion's tail symbolizes the Noble Eightfold Path of Buddhism
 The handle of the sword represents the elements of water, fire, air and earth that the country is made of.
 The nose of the lion stands for intelligence
 The beard of the lion stands for purity of words
Sri Lanka Flag - History, Facts & information for kids
Prince Vijaya, founder of Sri Lanka, arrived in Sri Lanka from India in 486 BC. His Lion Flag has been the chief flag of Sri Lanka for most of its history.


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