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Two separate flags for de-merged NPCand EPC

Eastern provincial council flag
Northern provincial council flag

 

Governor of the Eastern Provincial Council and acting Governor of the Northern Provincial Council Rear Admiral Mohan Wijewickrema, introduced two separate provincial flags for the de-merged Northern Provincial Council (NPC) and Eastern Provincial Council (EPC) to be used in future official functions. Wijewickrema handed over the NPC flag to its Chief Secretary S.Rangarajah, and the EPC flag to its Chief Secretary Herath Abeyeweera at an event held at the Governor's Secretariat.

Local Government Minister Janaka Bandara Tennakoon had told media: "We have unveiled two separate flags for the Northern and Eastern provinces in terms of the Supreme Court ruling separating the two provinces."

The Supreme Court last year ruled that the 1987 order of merging the two provinces was illegal and therefore the two provinces must be administered separately.

Eagle, Fish and Lion symbols are in the EPC provincial flag. Eagle symbolises Trincomalee- fish Batticaloa and lion Amparai. EPC comprises these three districts. The new flag for NPC has symbol SUN in middle of the flag.

 

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