Flag of Northern Province

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Northern Province
Flag of the Northern Province.svg
Use Civil and state flag
Proportion 1:2
Adopted 22 May 2007
Design A red, white, green tricolour with the sun depicted in the centre, surrounded by a blue border.

The flag of Northern Province, was adopted for the Northern Province of Sri Lanka on 22 May 2007.[1][2]


With the Supreme Court ruling that by 2007 the 1987 order of merging the two provinces, under the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord, Northern and Eastern was illegal and therefore the two provinces must be administered separately. This meant two separate flags for the Northern and Eastern provinces.[3]

The Northern Province flag was unveiled along with the Flag of Eastern Province in Trincomalee, in May 2007. The Governor of the Eastern Province Rear Admiral Mohan Wijewickrema, also at the time the acting Governor of the Northern Province, handed over the two flags to each of the province's respective council’s Chief Secretary S. Rangarajah of the North, and Herath Abeyeweera, of the East at a ceremony at the Governor's Secretariat.[1]


The flag has a symbol of the Sun in the middle of the flag, indicating synergy of power and natural energy sources of the province. It has three vertical stripes, red indicating labour and industriousness, white fraternity, peace and co-existence and green for the greenery and agriculture in the Province. The flag is sourounded by a blue border symbolising the north's ocean resource.[4][5]

The size of the flag is 126 X 72 cm.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Gunananda, A.T.M. "North and East get separate flags". Sunday Times. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Separate flags for North and East Provincial Councils". TamilNet. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Two separate flags for de-merged NPCand EPC". The Island. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Macdonald, Ian. "Northern Province (Sri Lanka)". FOTW. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "The Flag of Northern Provincial Council". Northern Provincial Council. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 

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