List of Sri Lankan flags

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This is a list of flags used in Sri Lanka.

National Flag[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg 1972 - Flag of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Modified flag of the Dominion of Ceylon. Used since the proclamation of the Republic in 1972.

Presidential Flag[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Presidential flag of Sri Lanka The flag has a maroon, a yellow ornamental border, the 4 inward-pointing yellow leaves of a lotus in the center.

Civil Ensigns[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Civil Ensign of Sri Lanka.svg 1972 – Civil Ensign of Sri Lanka A red ensign with the Flag of Sri Lanka in the canton influenced by the British design.
Blue Ensign of Sri Lanka.svg 1972 - Blue Ensign of Sri Lanka A blue ensign with the Flag of Sri Lanka in the canton influenced by the British design. The Blue Ensign is flown by merchant vessels commanded by an officer of the SLVNF.

Military Flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Sri Lankan Army Flag.svg 1972 - President's Colour A defaced national flag of Sri Lanka with Coat of arms of Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lanka Army Flag And Crest.JPG 1972 - Flag of the Sri Lanka Army The army flag defaced with the insignia of the Sri Lanka Army.
Naval Ensign of Sri Lanka.svg 1972 - Naval Ensign of Sri Lanka A defaced white ensign with the flag of Sri Lanka in the canton influenced by the British design.
Ensign of the Sri Lanka Air Force.svg 2010 - Air Force Ensign of Sri Lanka A defaced sky blue ensign with the flag of Sri Lanka in the canton and Air Force roundel influenced by the British design.
Ensign of the Sri Lanka Air Force 1971-2010.svg 1971 - 2010 Air Force Ensign of Sri Lanka A defaced sky blue ensign with the flag of Sri Lanka in the canton and Air Force roundel influenced by the British design.

Government Flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Sl police flag.jpg 1972 - Flag of the Sri Lanka Police Service

Provincial Flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Central Province.png November 14, 1987 - Flag of Central Province
Eastern Province Flag (SRI LANKA).png January 1, 2007 - Flag of Eastern Province
Flag of the North Central Province (Sri Lanka).PNG November 14, 1987 - Flag of North Central Province
Flag of the Northeast Province (Sri Lanka).png November 14, 1987 - December 31, 2006 Flag of North Eastern Province Was adapted as the Flag of the North Province after the demerger of the North-Eastern Province
Flag of the Northern Province.svg January 1, 2007 - Flag of Northern Province Blue border - ocean resource; Green - the greenery and agriculture; Red - labour, industriousness and Hindu culture, religion; White - fraternity, peace; Radiating sun indicates synergy of power and natural energy source, also Tamil people and language in the Province
Flag of the North Western Province (Sri Lanka).PNG November 14, 1987 - Flag of North Western Province
Flag of the Sabaragamuwa Province (Sri Lanka).PNG November 14, 1987 - Flag of Sabaragamuwa Province
Flag of the Southern Province (Sri Lanka).PNG November 14, 1987 - Flag of Southern Province
Flag of the Uva Province (Sri Lanka) SVG.svg November 14, 1987 - Flag of Uva Province
Western Province Flag (SRI LANKA).png November 14, 1987 - Flag of Western Province

Historical Flags[edit]

National flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
British Ceylon flag.png 1875–1948 Flag of Ceylon's Colonial Government A defaced blue ensign with the Arms of the Ceylon Government.
Flag of Ceylon (1948-1951).svg 1948–1951 The first flag of the Dominion of Ceylon The Royal Standard of the Kandyan Kingdom, the last kingdom of Sri Lanka.
Flag of Ceylon (1951-1972).svg 1951–1972 Flag of the Dominion of Ceylon Modified flag of Kandyan Kingdom, the last kingdom of Sri Lanka.

Royal Standards[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
King of Kandy.svg  ???? - 1815 Royal Standard of King Sri Vikrama Rajasinha

Viceregal flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Governor-General of Ceylon 2.gif 1953–1972 Flag of the Governor-General of Ceylon A lion standing atop a crown, over "Ceylon"
Governor-General of Ceylon 1.gif 1948–1953 Flag of the Governor-General of Ceylon A lion standing atop a crown, over "Ceylon"
Governor Ceylon.gif 1875–1948 Flag of the Governor of Ceylon A Union Flag defaced with Arms of the Ceylon Government.

Military Flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
1966–1972 Second Flag of the Ceylon Army
Flag of the Ceylon army (1949–1966).jpg 1949–1966 First Flag of the Ceylon Army
Naval Ensign of the Royal Ceylon Navy.svg 1950–1972 Ensign of the Royal Ceylon Navy
Ensign of the Royal Ceylon Air Force.svg 1951–1972 Ensign of the Royal Ceylon Air Force