Posted on 04/03/2021
The Lion : The Sinhala race and the strength of the nation.
The Sword in the lion's hand : the sovereignty of the country.
Curly hair on the lion's head: religious observance, wisdom and meditation.
The beard of the lion: purity of words.
The handle of the sword: the elements of water, fire, air and earth that the country is made with.
The nose of the lion: intelligence.
The two front paws of the lion: purity in handling wealth.
The vertical orange stripe: the Tamil minority race.
The green vertical stripe: the Muslim minority race.
The Bo Leaves at the four corners: Buddhism and its influence on the nation, and the four virtues of Buddhism: Loving-Kindness, Compassion, Altruistic joy, and Equanimity.
The Yellow border round the flag: other minority races.
The maroon Colored portion of the flag: the minor religions.