Standards

Standards



Our Hela Standard (Flag)




Standard [flag] of the Hela Nation depicts:

The light of Humanity (i.e. loving-kindness) is represented by the 'Sun-Face'

Wisdom (i.e. knowledge and self-actualisation) is represented by the 'Lotus flower'

Self-sufficiency (i.e. sustainable prosperity) is represented by the 'Wreath of grain'.


In addition, the concept of sovereignty is represented by the 'golden-yellow border', the quality of being pristine (i.e. 'uncorrupted', 'unpolluted' etc) is represented by 'the white background' and the principle of equity is represented by 'the royal-blue circle'.*






Our Hela Sporting Emblem



Sporting Emblem of the Hela depicts: Courage 

(Colours: Royal-blue and golden yellow)





Our Hela Song - A National Anthem

Hela Jaathika Abimaane



[Original vocalisations by Fernando, C.T. (Adapted Version) ]

Click on the lyrics to hear the Song of the Hela

(Audio File)




ENGLISH TRANSLATION

(Our) Hela national pride – instilled by heroes of our ancient past

(Our) Hela motherland, make her prosper, make her beautiful – rise up, rise up and get ready. //

Heroic acts of ancient children – They who upheld the sovereignty of our (Hela) Nation

You, who have in possession this (heroic) blood, be heroic – never be indebted (enslaved).

Like the mariner who steers (his ship) – the farmer who is ‘god of the Earth’ steers the Nation towards prosperity.

In sadness and in joy the Hela will not falter and will maintain tranquillity – because the Hela are used to the practice of the noble eight-fold path. //

Chorus

The great rivers that are drawn to the ocean – diverted back into the fields

Growing grain to make this Heladiva – The granary of the east.

Conditioned to ingenuity, improvisation and economy – (We shall) overcome misery and adversity.

(Let us) Start a golden age once again (similar to the reign of King Parakrama Bahu II) – in this beautiful land of the Hela. //

Chorus




PRONUNCIATION:

Hela jathika abimanay – Vadu viruvan sey poranaay

Hela mavubima savu siriyen sarasow – Pibidew, pibidew, sarasey. //

Weera vikum paay pera dharuwo – Deasa racka mura keruwo

Aay leyer athi oba sura viruwo – Nomawow naya karuwo

Daya diyunaka pada yana navia – Govia bima devia.

Wipathehi, sapathehi, nosalei, nothawei – Ata low dama huru Helaya. //

Hela jathika abimanaay – Vadu viruvan sey poranaay

Hela mavubima savu siriyen sarasow – Pibidew, pibidew, sarasey.

Muhudata aadena maha ganga – Kumburata yali harawa

Dhanya waga kota Heladiva mey – Pera diga ketha karawa

Ara pirimasmata purudhuwela – Bidha lavu duka sanka.

Parakum yugayak navathath arambow – Hela bhumithale ramya //

Hela jathika abimanaay – Vadu viruvan sey poranaay

Hela mavubima savu siriyen sarasow – Pibidew, pibidew, sarasey.  



* The Hela Standard is copyright free and remains in the public domain for all time. It is wished that the Hela Standard be respected for the spirit it was intended; remaining true to the original design, depictions and colours of orange, white, red, royal-blue and golden-yellow. (The Hela Standard was designed by De Silva, D. in 1998, inspired by the wisdom of Hela elders).