“Sri Lanka Matha- Apa Sri Lanka”
Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britainin 1948. For more than a century Sri Lanka was a British crown colony and achieved its independence to officially become the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
The National Flag of Sri Lanka symbolizes the country's culture and heritage and embodies the spirit of nationality of its people. It also represents the four virtues of kindness, friendliness, happiness and equanimity. Each element on the National Flag has a distinctive symbolic significance.
Please hoist the national flag to pay tribute to the armed forces that played a major role in the country's freedom struggle.