National Emblem

Sri Lanka National Emblem

Emblem of Sri Lanka

The national emblem of Sri Lanka is used by the Sri Lankan government. The current emblem has been in use since 1972.

The emblem features a gold lion en passant, holding a sword in its right for paw (the same lion from the flag of Sri Lanka) in the centre on a maroon background surrounded by golden petals of a Blue Lotus the national flower of the country. The base of the emblem is a traditional grain vase sprouting sheaves of rice. Sinhalese heraldic symbols of the sun and moon flank either side of the vase, and the crest of the Dharmacakra at the top represents Buddhism.