Emblem o Sri Lanka

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The naitional emblem o Sri Lanka (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ රාජ්‍ය ලාංඡනය) is uised bi the Sri Lankan Govrenment in connection wi the admeenistration an govrenment o the kintra. The current emblem haes been in uise syne 1972.

The emblem features a gowd lion passant, hauldin a sword in its richt fore paw (the same lion frae the Banner o Sri Lanka) in the centre on a maroon backgrund surroondit bi gowden petals o a Blue Lotus the naitional flouer o the kintra. This is placed on top o a traditional grain vase that sprouts sheaves o rice grains that circle the border reflectin prosperity.

The crest is the Dharmacakra, seembolizin the kintra's foremaist place for Buddhism an juist rule. Traditional Sinhalese heraldic seembols for the sun an the muin form the supporters.