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Sri Lanka National Flag Printed

  • £13.32

Printed National Flag

  • 115gsm Flag Fabric.
  • Double stitched hems with triple stitched fly edge.
  • Reinforced header tape.
  • Rope and toggle fixings (or eyelets upon request).
  • Compatible with all standard external and internal flagpole halyard systems.

Printed flags manufactured in bold colour fast colours that are resistant to the ageing effects of the sun. Our flags are made to the highest quality and are designed for regular use on outdoor flagpoles.If you would like more information call our sales team on 0161 653 6381

Historical Information

Adopted 7 September 1978. In traditional Sanskrit and Pali literature the island is called Sinhaladvipa, the word sinhahderiving from the Sinhalese word simba (lion) and since the 15th century a golden lion holding a sword of authority has appeared on the crimson field of the state banner. This flag with a yellow border, a symbol of Buddhism, was adopted as the first flag of independent Ceylon on 4 February 1948. The lion denotes the desire for peace, while the crimson symbolizes national pride. In 1950 the stripes of green (for the Muslims) and saffron (for the Tamils) were added. In 1972 and 1978 the finials in the corners were modified to represent the leaves of the fig tree (Ficas religiosa) under which Siddartha Gautama sat when he received enlightenment and became the Buddha. The four leaves stand for love, compassion, sympathy and equanimity, which are virtues extolled by Buddhism. 

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