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January 18th, 2013 Stamp Bulletin No. 812 Commemorative Issue
60 Years of Japan - Sri Lanka Diplomatic Relationships

On 28th April 1952, Japan and Sri Lanka established diplomatic relations when the San Francisco Peace Treaty came into force soon after the end of World War II. On 06th October 1954, Japan joined the Colombo Plan based in Sri Lanka which marked the commencement of Japanís Official Development Assistance (ODA). Japan provided Sri Lanka with assistance equivalent to 1, 089 billion Japanese Yen (Approximately Rs.1, 525 billion) since 1965 at the end of Japanese fiscal year of 2010, in the form of grants, Yen loans and Technical Co-operation mainly by JICA. Mutual h8manitarian and emergency co-operation between Japan and Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the tsunami in Sri Lanka in 2004 and in Japan in 2011 too are significant. Japan also assisted Sri Lanka in rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts after the end of the conflict.

Approximately sixty Japanese companies are doing their businesses in Sri Lanka, and have contributed to creating employment opportunities, transferring Japaneseís technology, and introducing work ethics to Sri Lanka. Mutual friendly visits by prominent personalities such as parliamentarians, academics, artists, students and youth exchange programs have marked our long-standing friendly relations, Japan has extended co-operation to Sri Lanka in the educational field by providing Monbukagakusho scholarships for undergraduate, post-graduate and college of technology courses and also provided opportunities for youth exchange and human resources development in the public sector.

* Date of Issue : 18th January, 2013
* Denomination : Rs. 5.00, Rs. 65.00
* Stamp Designer : Kumudu Tharaka
* Stamp Size : 41mm * 30mm
* Format : Horizontal
* Printing Process : Offset Lithography
* Sheet Composition : 100 stamps per sheet
* Perforation : 13 3/4 * 14
* Printers : Department of Government Printing, Sri Lanka
* Color : 4 Process Colors
* Paper : 102 gsm security stamp paper
* Gum : PVA
* Quantity Printed : Rs. 5.00 - 1,000,000
                                     Rs. 65.00 - 1,000,000
* Last Date of Sale : 17th January, 2014

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