National Symbols of Sri Lanka

Last updated on August 17th, 2023 by Editorial Staff

Table Of Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Country Information
  3. Coat of arms
  4. Flag map
  5. Country motto
  6. National animal
  7. National flower
  8. National bird
  9. Rest of national symbols
  10. State symbols
  11. Neighbouring countries
  12. Proverbs & sayings
  13. Compare with other countries
  14. Location

Sri Lanka is a country located in South Asia, just north of the equator and south of India. The official name of the State is the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is the official capital and the largest city and commercial capital of the island is Colombo. Colombo is the largest industrial, business, and cultural center of the country.

The population of Sri Lanka is more than 20 million people. About 70% of the population are Sinhalese (they mainly practice Buddhism), 15% are Tamils (adherents of Hinduism), and just over 5% are Moors and Malays (Muslims).

The official language of Sri Lanka is Sinhala, an Indo-Arabian language group. The main religion of the majority of Sinhalese is Buddhism, while the Tamils are Hindu. In addition, Christianity and Islam are professed.
The domain is .lk and the country code is +94. The currency of the Republic of Sri Lanka is the Sri Lankan rupee.

The national symbols of Sri Lanka are the National Anthem of Sri Lanka “Sri Lanka Matha”, the flag, the emblem, the blue water lily, and the Sri Lankan jungle bird.

The Sri Lankan Jungle Bird is one of the national symbols of Sri Lanka. The colorful bird is endemic to Sri Lanka and is commonly found in national parks, jungles, and dense thickets.
Volleyball was officially recognized as the national sport of Sri Lanka in 1991. The sport was introduced to Sri Lanka in 1916. However, it is believed that the Sri Lankans were engaged in this sport before its appearance.

Rice with curry is considered a national dish in Sri Lanka. The dish is made from rice with various vegetable and /or meat curry dishes.

– Further information regarding the symbols and knowledge of Sri Lanka can be found in the table of contents –

Country information

Former name(s) Ceylon
Official name(s) Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Alternative name(s) Ceylon (former, English)
Regional location Southern Asia, island in the Indian Ocean, south of India
Country name etymology "Holy Island"", from Sanskrit Sri (श्री, "holy", "resplendent") and Lanka (लंका, "island")
Climate Tropical monsoon; northeast monsoon (December to March); southwest monsoon (June to October)
Terrain Mostly low, flat to rolling plain; mountains in south-central interior
Population 21,413,249
National Day 4 Feb 1948
Language(s) Sinhala; Tamil
Religion Buddhism
Country code +94
Literacy rate 91.9%
Currency Sri Lankan rupee
Capital city Colombo, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Domain(TLD) .lk
Ethnicity Sinhalese
Head of government President
Nationality Sri Lankan
Driving side Drive on the Left-hand side
Date format yyy/mm/dd
Total area 65,610 km² (25,330 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+5:30 (SLST)
Average elevation 228 m (748 ft)
Coastline 1,340 km
Mains electricity 230 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Sri Lanka

Flag map of Sri Lanka

Motto of Sri Lanka

No official motto

National animal of Sri Lanka

The National animal of Sri Lanka is Lion

National Animal of Sri Lanka - Lion

National flower of Sri Lanka

The National flower of Sri Lanka is Water lily. Botanical name is Nymphaeaceae.

National flower of Sri Lanka - Water lily

National bird of Sri Lanka

The National bird of Sri Lanka is Sri Lankan junglefowl

National bird of Sri Lanka - Sri Lankan junglefowl

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State symbols of Sri Lanka

Neighbouring countries of Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

Desire never stops, it increases even after satisfaction.

If the devil is your godfather you will be welcome in hell.

An enemy’s punishment is his envy.

Faith in medicine makes it effective.

If the cow gives milk as a healthy food, why ask whether she is black or white?

You cannot justify a crime by saying its very small crime.

He who has studied himself is his own master.

You would do better to be someone’s victim rather than someone’s certainty.

Only the cure you believe in cures.

Don’t count on the chicken before they hatch.

Tell the defect to get more quantity.

Sin is sin whether big or small.

You can buy everything, except a father and a mother.

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