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Flag of SRI LANKA

A high qality picture image of Sri Lanka's Flag

Flag of Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan Flag

The national flag of Sri Lanka was adopted on May 22, 1972.  The flag contains a yellow border around the flag with two vertical strips near the hoist and a yellow lion on the fly.  The two vertical bands are colored green and saffron with a yellow border separating it from the crimson on the fly.  On the crimson square there is the yellow lion holding a sword in his right paw.  On each corner of the crimson rectangle there is a golden bo leaf.  Since 486 BC when the first King of the island arrived to Sri Lanka with a flag with the lion symbol, the Lion has been an important symbol of Sri Lanka.