Last modified: 2006-09-23 by ian macdonald
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Based on: http://www.wpc.gov.lk/index_files/header_files/flag.jpg
The website at
http://www.minhaprolo.gov.lk displayed images that might be the flags of the
provinces in early 2004 (pages are since unlinked, although images are still
located by Paraskevas Renesis, 1 March 2004
The flag of Western Province has four concentric rectangles. The outer one is white; the second one is green; the third is white with decorative leaves (green and yellow) in the corners and several green arrows separating each one of another figure (green and yellow) that must be the molar of Buddha.
In the dark red central rectangle, there are golden leaves in the corners and three white rings. Within the first (near the hoist) is a golden snake with three heads; in the central one is a golden lion with sword; and in the last one (in the fly) is a golden bird or cock with a sword, facing the hoist. The flag is green fringed. A very good image from Jorge Hurtado was published in Gaceta de Banderas 95.
[Note: the image above appears to show only the central dark red rectangle,
Jaume Ollé, 3 June 2000
If you have good eyes you can see this flag at
Ole Andersen, 16 June 2002
A clearer image of the flag of the Western province in Sri Lanka is at
Valentin Poposki, 28 August 2006