New Stamps from Sri Lanka

D.B. Wijetunga Birth Centenary

srilanka db wijetunga stampHon D.B. Wijetunga represented Sri Lanka at a number of international events as a Minister as well as the Head of State of Sri Lanka.In November, 1994, Hon Wijetunga retired from the office of Presidency and active politics and spent a leisurely life.On 21st November, 2008 he breathed his last adding his name in history as a politician who had rendered an invaluable service to the development of the country and as an unassuming Head of State.

Date of Issue:14 February 2016

H.R. Jothipala

srilanka jothipala stampHettiarachchige Reginold Jothipala, popularly known as H.R. Jothipala, who made an eternal impact of the taste of Sri Lankan cinema songs in the minds of Sri Lankan song-lovers was born on February 12, 1936 in Colombo. Jothipala had a unique voice which made him indispensable in the Sri Lankan cinema for over three decades and the songs rendered by him to Hindi tunes became more popular among the listeners than the original Indian songs and the invaluable contribution he made thereby to the Sinhala cinema and film songs is everlasting.

Date of Issue:12 February 2016

Centenary of Sri Lanka School of Agriculture

srilanka school of agriculture stampSri Lanka School of Agriculture is the first ever institution established for scientific Agriculture education in Sri Lanka. This was founded in 15th of January 1916 at Royal Botanical Gardens Peradeniya. Sri Lanka’s first Prime Minister Hon: D.S. Senanayake was a student of this pioneer batch. Sri Lanka School of Agriculture – Kundasale was established in 1958 & followed by Angunukolapelessa & Pelewehera schools in 1981. Now there are 5 Agriculture schools all together with Vavuniya & Karapincha schools.

Date of Issue:16 January 2016

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