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Drukpa Stamps of Sri Lanka and India 16th May 1978
1978 Vesak Stamps of Indonesian Buddhist Temple
Sri Lanka issued its 1978 Vesak stamps depicting the rock carvings at Borobudur Temple on 16th May 1978. Two stamps were designed by P. Wanigatunga in the size of 39*24.5 mm each for the denomination of 0.15 Cents and 0.50 Cents.
Borobudur is a 9th century Mahayana Buddhist Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument consists of nine...
Drukpa Stamps of Sri Lanka and India 14th May 2014
Drukpa Stamps of India and Sri Lanka
On Buddha Purnima Day (Indo-Nepalese word for Full Moon), 14th May 2014, the Government of India - Department of Posts released a commemorative stamp on the Drukpa Lineage in New Delhi, the capital of India. On the 5th of April 2013 Sri Lanka had also issued a commemorative stamp to mark the sixth Pada Yatra, which is also the first to be held outside of India. The Pada Yatra held in Sri Lanka, took route from South to North, covering a distance of about 500km and visiting holy sites such as Sri Pada, Kandy, Matale, Dambulla, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura before concluding at Jaffna. About 500...
12th November 2013
UNESCO Stamp 2013 - Sigiriya
The launching of the Sigiriya World Heritage UNESCO stamp by La Poste , French postal administration, was celebrated by the Permanent Delegation of Sri Lanka to UNESCO on 7th November, during the 37 thsession of the General Conference at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. Sigiriya is the second Sri Lanka- UNESCO World Heritage site to be selected for the publication of a stamp by French...
1st February 2013
General Leads 130th Anniversary in Sri Lanka
General Linda Bond led celebrations for The Salvation Army’s 130th anniversary in Sri Lanka in February. Bond met with the Hon. D. M. Jayaratne, prime minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, who revealed a new postage stamp and first-day cover, featuring a photo of the General alongside the logo of The Salvation Army’s International Vision: “One Army, One Mission, One...
6th January 2013
Sri Lanka Stamps to Meet International Standards
The Postal Services Ministry will issue standardised stamps targeting the international market. This move will help earn more foreign remittances, Postal Services Ministry Secretary Hemasiri Fernando said. He said an international standard printing machine will be purchased for this purpose. The stamps currently in use will also be printed with the help of the new machine. Certain shortcomings in the present printing system can also be solved with the installation of the new...
8th April 2012
New Rs. 30 Stamp First Issued and Sold Abroad
Issuing of stamps is similar to issuing of currencies; both should be done with maximum security through proper channels and be first issued to the citizens of the country of origin. PMG Abeyratne A stamp depicting a Peony flower, a flower named after a Greek myth, was issued in March this year by the Philatelic Bureau of the Department of Posts, the authorised body to issue stamps. It bore a face value of Rs 30.00. Though it was issued in March, the stamp had been exhibited overseas...
22nd January 2012
Germany Issues Stamp of Sri Lankan Blue Sapphire
The 'Sri Lankan Blue Sapphire' has been depicted in the latest issue of a stamp in Germany. The stamp depicting the "Sri Lankan Sapphire' was launched on the occasion of the birthday of the German President Christian Wulff. Heike Faller, Director, Karl Faller Lapidaries, who was responsible for the design of the stamp, presented a copy of the 'Sri Lankan Blue Sapphire' stamp to Prasad Galhena, Chairman of the National Gem and Jewellery Authority of Sri Lanka last...
2nd November 2011
Sri Lanka’s First Stamps in Black & White
The Philatelic Bureau of the Postal Department issued four new black and white stamps for the first time in the history of the postal service to mark World Post day.These stamps come with images of four vintage and classic motor cars, in the denomination of Rs 5.00. The four vintage cars are, Austin 12, which came out of the production line in 1928, Rolls-Royce 20 manufactured in 1934, Jaguar SS 100 manufactured...
28th August 2011
Sri Lanka Stamps Withdrawn over Lumbini Location Controversy
Stamp withdrawn over Lumbini location controversy 2600th Sambuddhatva Jayanthiya One of the stamps issued to commemorate the 2600th Sambuddhatva Jayanthiya, depicting Lumbini, the birth place of the Buddha as a part of India, has been withdrawn due to requests made by religious and nationalist groups in Nepal who say this venerated Buddhist site is in their country. Posts Ministry Secretary Hemasiri Fernando told the Sunday Times that 18,000 of these stamps of the Rs. 5 denomination are being withdrawn from general...
27th March 2011
New Stamp Issues Limited from 2012
Moves are under way to limit the issue of first stamp and cover during the new issues of stamps from next year to increase the value of stamps, Postal Services Minister Jeewan Kumarathunga said. The Minister said that plans are in place to issue only 35 stamps on various themes from next year. Public notice have been issued to obtain proposals and these proposals will be forwarded to an intellectual council. On the decision of intellectual council stamps will be issued on nationally important proposals. Last year the Philatelic Bureau of Postal Department issued nearly 51 different kinds of stamps...
3rd February 2011
Longest Stamp Marks Viceroy Special 25th Anniversary
The Philatelic Bureau of the Post and Telecommunication Ministry has issued five stamps including the longest ever stamp yesterday to mark 25 years of service of the Viceroy luxury coal powered steam train. The 123mm long and 30mm wide stamp was issued at the Rambukkana Railway station under the patronage of Post and Telecommunication...
Muttiah Muralidharan Stamps of Sri Lanka 03rd December 2007
First Ever Sri Lanka Round Stamp
The Philatelic Bureau of the Department of Posts issued a circular stamp with a denomination of Rs. 5 to mark the world record set by Muttiah Muralidharan today (03 December 2007) in becoming the highest wicket taker (710 wickets) in Test Cricket. He beat Australian Shane Warne’s record of 708 wickets.

This is the first time a circular stamp is issued...
28th April 2006
50 NewStamps for Buddha Jayanthi
Fifty new stamps will be released to mark the 2550th 'Buddha Jayanthi' ceremony which falls in May, Post, Telecommunications and Rural Development Minister D.M. Jayaratne told the Daily News yesterday. This is the first time that such a large number of stamps is being issued simultaneously in the 200 years of postal history. These pictures depicting the importance of Buddhism and Buddhist philosophy in our society, he added. The 50 stamps valued at Rs.2.50, Rs.4.50, Rs. 5.00, Rs. 10.00 and Rs.17.00 will depict the ancient shrines ...

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