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Eagle, Fish and Lion symbols are in the Eastern flag. Eagle symbolises Trincomalee, fish Batticaloa and lion Amparai. The Eastern Province comprises these three districts.
Source: Sunday Times
Darme W., 27 May 2007
Adopted in May 2007, the flag is already controversial. According to "The Colombo Page", 6 September 2007, "Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, the major constituent of the minority community that accounts to 7% of the nearly 20 million population of the country, says that the new flag designed by the recently set up Eastern Province does not represent the Muslim community. The Deputy Minister of Supplementary Crops Development Hassan Ali raised the issue at the adjournment debate in the House yesterday denying accepting the new flag that did not symbolize the Muslim community.[...]"
Ivan Sache, 11 September 2007