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Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka

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[Sabaragamuwa University] image by Ivan Sache, 9 April 2017

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Description of the flag

According to the university web page, "the university flag comprises two colours, maroon and gold.  Maroon is for maturity, gold is for the knowledge tempered by discipline. The university logo is at the center of the flag."

The university is a new institution, barely ten years old. It was established on 7 November 1995 through the amalgamation of the former Affiliated University Colleges of Sabaragumuwa, Uva, Buttala. It is located in the town of Belihuloya, Sri Lanka.
Ron Lahav, 27 October 2005

The Sabaragamuwa Affiliated University College (SAUC) was formed in affiliation with the University of Sri Jayawardenepura. Established at Belihuloya in the Sabaragamuwa Province on 20th November 1991 under the Sabaragamuwa Province Affiliated University College Ordinance No. 14 of 1992, the SAUC was ceremoniously declared open by His Excellency R. Premadasa, then President of Sri Lanka, on 8th February 1992. Following the opening, academic programmes of the SAUC commenced on
7th May 1992.
The government decided to elevate SAUC to the status of a national university, amalgamating the Uva Affiliated University College (UAUC) at Rahangala and the Buttala Affiliated University College (BAUC) as the Faculties of Agricultural Sciences and Applied Sciences respectively.

SUSL is made of the five Faculties of Agricultural Sciences, Applied Sciences, Geomatics, Management Studies,, and Social Sciences and Languages. - SUSL website

The university logo is symbolic of the region and people which it serves and the ideals for which it stands. The traditional oil lamp and ray of light denote imparting of knowledge and enlightenment. The book: Education; Samanala Mountains: Sabaragamuwa Province; Gems: Ratnapura District; Sheaves of paddy: Material Prosperity.

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Ivan Sache, 9 April 2017