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Flag of Small Sri Lankan FlagSri Lanka

Formal Name: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Local Name: Sri Lanka
Local Formal Name: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Region: Asia
Associations: Commonwealth of Nations, United Nations
Capital City: Colombo
Main Cities: Jaffna, Kandy, Galle, Trincomalee
ISO 3166 Code: LK
Population: 20,238,000
Area: 65,610km²
Currency: 1 Sri Lankan rupee = 100 cents
Languages: Sinhala, Tamil
Religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, Protestant, Islam
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Flag of Sri Lanka

Date Flag first adopted: 22nd May, 1972
Description: Yellow with two panels; the smaller hoist-side panel has two equal vertical bands of green (hoist side) and orange; the other panel is a large dark red rectangle with a yellow lion holding a sword, and there is a yellow bo leaf in each corner; the yellow field appears as a border around the entire flag and extends between the two panels.