The flag of Sri Lanka is filled with many symbols and meanings. They fully reflect the spirit of the country, its culture and history. What is depicted on the flag? What does it matter?
Sri Lanka flag: description
Most of the world’s flags are dominated by simple geometric shapes or multi-colored stripes. The flag of Sri Lanka (see photo below) has a more complex composition, each detail of which has a symbolic meaning.
A thin gold frame along all sides of the flag serves as a contour. Inside it and unfolds the main composition. The flag of Sri Lanka is divided into two areas in a ratio of 1: 2.
The meaning of the symbols
All four main colors of the flag are symbols of religious communities. The green band, which is located closest to the Flagstaff, means Islam and all professing it in the territory of the state. The orange bar shows the followers of Hinduism. Burgundy color is a symbol of Buddhism, which is professed by the majority of the population. Gold, bordering the flag of Sri Lanka, means all other religious communities of the country.
Total area:65,610 km2
Currency:sri lankan rupee (LKR)