Sri Lanka Flag

We carry authentic Sri Lanka Flags in both indoor and outdoor varieties. Our flags are proudly made in the United States from durable nylon and are printed with vibrant long-lasting inks. The Sri Lanka national flag is often displayed at embassies, outside of businesses associated with Sri Lanka, and at the homes of people who take great pride in their Sri Lankan heritage.

Our indoor flags are finished with a pole hem and your choice of with or without golden fringe. Gold fringe is the traditional way to display an indoor flag, however, some people choose without fringe for a simple and clean look that is also less expensive. If you are looking for a complete indoor presentation set, our Build Your Own Indoor International Flag Set program allows you to select a durable nylon indoor Sri Lanka Flag and choose between premium quality poles, bases, and ornaments, and tassel. For indoor applications, most buyers choose a 3ft. x 5ft. flag with an 8ft. pole, however, if you have a low ceiling, you may opt for a 7ft. pole, which is designed to work with drop ceilings. If you are looking for a very substantial international flag display, our 4ft. x 6ft. indoor flags can be paired with a 9ft. pole for our largest indoor display option.

Our outdoor international flags are finished with a canvas header and brass grommets and are offered in four sizes: 2ft. x 3ft., 3ft. x 5ft., 4ft. x 6ft., and 5ft. x 8ft., to fit any sized flagpole. Typically, outdoor flags are flown outside of government organizations, businesses, and institutions on in-ground and wall-mount flagpoles, however, some people also buy these flags to display their international pride at home. If you are looking for a wall-mount Sri Lanka flag set to display outside of your home, our Build Your Own Outdoor International Flag Set program will allow you to choose between premium quality 6ft. poles and brackets to display the Sri Lanka Flag on your front porch. Outdoor flags can also be displayed indoors on interior walls of your home with screws anchored in the wall to attach to the grommets.

In addition to the flags we offer for purchase, we maintain an archive of the audio and lyrics of the Sri Lanka National Anthem, historical information about the Sri Lanka flag, demographic data about Sri Lanka, and free high resolution images of the Sri Lanka flag for use in projects and on websites.

Regardless of your application, we are looking forward to working with you to provide the required flags, flagpoles, and hardware for your application. If you need assistance, please reach out to us by phone, email, or chat, and we will be happy to help.

History of the Sri Lanka Flag

The Sri Lanka Flag features a yellow field that has two panels. The smallest panel, on the left-hand side of the flag consists of two vertical bands in the colors of green and saffron. The larger panel, on the right-hand side of the flag consists of a maroon field with a golden lion that is holding a Kastane sword in its right fore paw. In each corner of the maroon field is a bo leaf. Every part of the Sri Lanka flag represents and means something. The lion represents the "Sinhala People" (the Sinhalese), the Bo leaves represent the four concepts of Buddhism, which are, "Metta," "Karuna," "Mudita," and "Upeshka" (which translate as loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic jo,y and equanimity). The Kastane sword that the lion is holding represents the "Sovereignty of the Nation," and the curly hair on the lion's head represents the religious observance and wisdom.

The eight hairs on the tail of the lion are symbolic of the Noble Eightfold path and the beard of the lion is symbolic of the purity of words. The nose of the lion represents intelligence, the two front paws symbolize the purity in handling wealth, and the handle of the sword represents the four elements of water, fire, air, and earth.

Sri Lanka is an island country in the Indian Ocean that was known as "Ceylon" before its name was changed to Sri Lanka in 1972. It is one of the few countries that has two capitals. Its legislative capital is called "Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte" and the commercial and judicial capital is called Colombo, which is also the largest city in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka, which also translates as "Sacred Island" is often referred to as "Pearl of the Indian Ocean" or "teardrop of India" due to the shape of the country.

Sri Lanka is a country that has been under the control of various governments for many years. In 1505, when Portuguese officer, Laurenco de Almeida arrived on the island, the first European settlement was built. In 1658, Sri Lanka then became part of the Dutch Colony and in 1796, it came under British rule and was part of the British colony until its independence in 1948.

Sri Lanka is now the second richest nation in South Asia and a lot of its income is from the production of tea. Sri Lanka is the fourth biggest producer of tea in the world as well as the world’s leading exporter of it. The economy is also reliant on agriculture, rice production, and textiles. Tourism also contributes to the economy and Sri Lanka has become a popular country to visit due to its beautiful and historic sites, such as the "Sigiriya Rock Fortress" which is a gigantic column of rock that rises 200m from below and is Sri Lanka's most popular tourist attraction as well as being listed on the UNESCO world heritage site.

Geographic Coordinates
7 00 N, 81 00 E
65,610 sq km
Life Expectancy
75.3 years
Government Type
$96.43 billion (2009 est.)
5.9% (2009 est.)
Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)
Calling Code
Internet TLD

Sri Lanka National Anthem

Mother Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka Matha)



Mother Lanka we salute Thee!
Plenteous in prosperity, Thou,
Beauteous in grace and love,
Laden with grain and luscious fruit,
And fragrant flowers of radiant hue,
Giver of life and all good things,
Our land of joy and victory,
Receive our gratefull praise sublime,
Lanka! we worship Thee.

Thou gavest us Knowledge and Truth,
Thou art our strength and inward faith,
Our light divine and sentient being,
Breath of life and liberation.
Grant us, bondage free, inspiration.
Inspire us for ever.
In wisdom and strength renewed,
Ill-will, hatred, strife all ended,
In love enfolded, a mighty nation
Marching onward, all as one,
Lead us, Mother, to fullest freedom.

Download Sri Lanka Flag Images

We offer free images of the Sri Lanka Flag in four sizes (small, medium, large, and high resolution). These images are distributed royalty free for both personal and educational use and are ideal for use in projects and on websites. If you choose to use one of our images, attribution is appreciated, but not required.

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