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Two separate flags for the Northern and Eastern provinces
were unveiled last week in Trincomalee. Rear Admiral Mohan Wijewickrema,
Governor of the Eastern Province and acting Governor of the Northern Province,
handed over the Northern Province flag to the councilís Chief Secretary S.
Rangarajah, and the Eastern Province flag to its Chief Secretary Herat
Abeyeweera at a ceremony on Tuesday at the Governor's Secretariat. The new flag for the north has the symbol sun in the middle
of the flag.
Source: Sunday Times
Darme W., 27 May 2007
The website at
http://www.np.gov.lk/pdf/Flag.pdf shows this flag as the old Northeast
Province flag with a blue border. It states:
- blue border indicates ocean resource
- green indicates the greenery and agriculture in the Province
- red indicates labour and industriousness
- white indicates fraternity, peace and co-existence
- radiating sun indicates synergy of power and natural energy source.
Size of the flag - 126 x 72 cm
Valentin Poposki, 1 January 2009