The Armorial Ensigns of the Republic of Sri Lanka, comprising the Punkalasa or the Filled Vessel, with the Heraldic Lion of Sri Lanka within the Palapeti Vataya or the Lotus Petal Border, surmounted by the Dhammachakka or the wheel of the Doctrine, the Sun in Splendour and the Moon on the right and left respectively and the Ear of Corn; signifying Prosperity, Discipline, Righteousness, Eternity and Self-sufficiency; the whole super-imposed upon crossed Kastanas or Ornamental Swords, points uppermost, with golden hilts inlaid with diamonds and rubies, the Pommel ornamentation of a Lion's Head with the Serapendiya or mythical animals at the termination of the Guard and Lions at the base of the Quillon;standing on a scroll inscribed with the words Sri Lanka Army in Sinhala characters.
Army, Sri Lanka. (1st Edition - October 1999). "50 YEARS ON" - 1949-1999, Sri Lanka Army. ISBN 995-8089-02-8