Banner o Sri Lanka

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The Banner o Sri Lanka, forbye cried the Lion Banner, consists o a gowd lion, haudin a sword in its richt fore paw, afore a crimson backgrund wi fower gowden bo leafs in ilka corner. Aroond the backgrund is a yellae border, an tae its left thare 2 vertical stripes o equal size in saffron a green, wi the saffron stripe closest tae the lion. The lion represents bravery, an the fower bo leafs represent meththa, karuna, muditha an Uppekha. The orange stripe represents the Sri Lankan Tamils, the green stripe represents Sri Lankan Moors, the crimson backgrund represents European Burghers an is a reference tae the rich colonial backgrund o the kintra an' a' an the yellae border represents ither ethnic groups lik Sri Lankan Malays etc.

It wis adoptit in 1950 follaein the recommendations o a committee appointit bi the 1st Prime Meenister o Ceylon, The Rt Hon D.S. Senanayake.