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How to copy and paste the Flag of Sri Lanka Emoji to any device.
- Copy the Sri Lankan Flag Emoji
Go to flagemoji.com and press the copy button (above). This works on any device.
- Paste the Emoji
Go to your email/iMessage/SMS texting service/document and paste the emoji.
For mobile devices
— double-tap or tap-hold, then paste should appear. Tap it.
For desktop and laptops on Apple devices
— command-P / ⌘-P
For desktop and laptops on Windows devices
Flag emojis are unicode symbols, like any other letter or number on your keyboard. This means you can copy and paste the emoji itself into your code, whatever the language (click the button above).
They actually count as two characters: the two-letter country code (the ISO international standard). The unicode and shortcode both represent country data which devices can interpret and display the emoji.
Emoji shortcodes are used on some platforms as a way for users to type in emojis from the keyboard. If you type the emoji shortcode on Github or Slack, the emoji will appear.
*The official name of the emoji is only the country name, not ‘Sri Lanka Flag’, for example.
The flag of Sri Lanka is made up of yellow with two panels. The smaller hoist-side panel has two equal vertical bands of green (hoist side) and orange. The other larger panel depicts a yellow lion holding a sword on a maroon rectangular field that also displays a yellow bo leaf in each corner. The yellow field appears as a border around the entire flag and extends between the two panels. The lion represents Sinhalese ethnicity, the strength of the nation, and bravery. The sword demonstrates the sovereignty of the nation. The four bo leaves—symbolizing Buddhism and its influence on the country—stand for the four virtues of kindness, friendliness, happiness, and equanimity. Orange signifies Sri Lankan Tamils, green Sri Lankan Moors, and maroon the Sinhalese majority. Yellow denotes other ethnic groups. This flag is also referred to as the Lion Flag.
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Sri Lanka’s Independence Day is celebrated annually on February 4th to commemorate the country’s political independence from British rule in 1948.
Orange signifies Sri Lankan Tamils, green Sri Lankan Moors, and maroon the Sinhalese majority. Yellow denotes other ethnic groups. The flag is also referred to as the Lion Flag.
The Sri Lankan flag was formally adopted on December 17, 1978.
Sri Lanka is governed by a presidential republic.
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