The government will issue five commemorative stamps recognizing the service of the luxury steam train for tourism industry at the Rambukkana railway station on February 02 when the Viceroy Special makes a 25th anniversary journey to Rambukkana.
The stamp depicting the Viceroy Special with a face value of Rs. 45, will be 123 mm long and 30 mm wide. It will be Sri Lanka\’s longest stamp. Four five-rupee stamps and a first day cover will also be issued.
The steam train, with two air-conditioned observation saloons and 64 plush reclining seats with individual adjustable tables introduced for the tourists 25 years ago, makes trips on a charter basis to the hill country and southern beaches.