Yellow with two panels; the smaller hoist-side panel has two equal vertical bands of green (hoist side) and orange; the other panel is a large dark red rectangle with a yellow lion holding a sword, and there is a yellow boleaf in each corner; the yellow field appears as a border around the entire flag and extends between the two panels
Location: Latitude 5° 55. to 9° 50. north, longitude 79° 42. to 81° 52., 650km north of the equator
Dimensions: 430 km north to south, 225 km east to west
Island Nations with a coastline of : 1,340 km
Terrain: Mostly low, flat to rolling plain; mountains in south-central interior
Commercial capital: Colombo
Administrative capital: Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte
Climate: Typically tropical, with a northeast monsoon (December to March) bringing unsettled weather to the north and east, and a southwest monsoon (June to October) bringing bad weather to the south and west
(Sri Lanka's up to date weather report)
Sri Lanka Currency
Currency (code): Sri Lankan rupee (LKR) and cents
One Sri Lanka rupee is divided in to 100 cents.
Currency notes are in the denominations of Rs.10/- (including coins), Rs. 20/-, Rs. 50/-, Rs. 100/-, Rs.200/-, Rs. 500/- Rs.1,000/-Rs.2,000/- and Rs. 5,000/- are freely in circulation,
Denominations clearly marked in additional to the word in English, Sinhala and Tamil .