Sri Lanka Army

Defenders of the Nation

The Army Flag and Crest

The Armorial Ensigns of the Republic of Sri Lanka, Comparing the ‘Punkalasa’ orthe Filled Vessel, with the Heraldic Lion of Sri Lanka within the ‘Palapethi Vataya’ or the Lotus petal border, surrounded by the ‘Dhammachakka’ or the Wheel of the Doctrine, the sun in Splendour and the moon on the right and left respectively and Ear of Corn; Signifying Prosperity, Discipline, Righteousness, Eternity and Self Sufficiency the whole super imposed upon crossed ‘Kastanas’ or Ornamental Sword, points uppermost, with golden hilts inlaid with diamond and rubies, the pommel ornamentation of Lion’s Head with the ‘Serapendiya’ or mythical animals at the termination of the Guard and Lions at the base of the Quillon standing on a scroll inscribed the words ‘Sri Lanka Army’ in Sinhala characters.