Sri Lanka Issued Stamp on Adam’s Bridge National Park
On 2nd February 2016 Sri Lanka Post has issued a set of 4 stamps on World Wetland Day.One of the stamp is on Adam’s Bridge National Park.This park is described in Ramayana as Setubandhanam.According to religious books this 30 km long bridge over the ocean connecting India and Sri Lanka.The Rameshwaram temple records suggest that Rama’s Bridge was completely above sea level until it was destroyed in a cyclone in AD 1480. Today it iscalled Adam’s Bridge, comprising103 small patch reefs lying in a linear pattern with reef crest, sand cays (accumulations of loose coral sands and beach rock) and intermittent deep channels.The Adam’s Bridge National Park is rich with sea grass lands and the eggs and chicks can be seen lying on some spots on the sand dunes when exploring this area.
The area of Adam’s Bridge belonging to India was nominated as a National Park by the Government of India. It is called the Gulf of Mannar National Park. Thus, the Adam’s Bridge Marine National Park is the only Trans Boundary National Park in Sri Lanka.The Stamp depicts Caspian Tern .