The beautiful water lily was declared the national flower of Sri Lanka on the 26th of February 1986. This beautiful flower grows abundantly in many parts of the island. It is most commonly found on shallow waters.
This flower is regarded as a symbol of truth, discipline and purity. The flower is connected to the Buddhist culture too. Since time immemorial, the water lily has been used in the island as a ceremonial flower.
Water lily, which is locally known as the Nil Manel Flower, has light blue petals and a bright yellow center. The flower is indigenous to the island of Sri Lanka.
If you want to know more details about Sri Lanka, you can get in touch with Green Holiday Centre. A tour in this remarkable little island will truly be extraordinary as there are plenty of enchanting things to do and see here!