Sri Lanka -Thailand Joint issue  2015– Stupa & Pagoda – Miniature Sheet 2015.

Sri Lanka -Thailand Joint issue  2015– Stupa & Pagoda – Miniature Sheet 2015.

Sri Lanka brought out joint issue miniature sheet with Thailand on theme 60 Years of Diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Thailand on 02 Nov 2015. The MS contains two stamps. The Miniature sheet is in the shape of a Stupa

10 Rupees- Jethavana Stupa- This Stupa was built by King Mahasena of Anuradhapura (273-301 AD). It is now located in the ruins of Jetavan Monastery in World Heritage City of Anuradhapura the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. When constructed it stood at 122 metres or 400 feet, it was at that time largest stupa in the world and the third-largest structure in the World. The present height is 71 metres or 233 feet

50 Rupees  – Phrapathomchedi Pagoda. It is Buddhist stupa located in a temple in the town centre of Nakhon Pathom, Nakhon Pathom Province of Thailand. It is the tallest stupa in Thailand at 120.45 metres. It is believed to have been built around 193 BC by monks sent by King Ashoka during his reign (268-232 BC).

SRI LANKA THAILAND JOINT
SRI LANKA -THAILAND JOINT ISSUE 2015- STUPA AND PAGODA.

Thailand also issued a Se-tenant pair on same Stupa and Pagoda with a fave value of 3 Baht each.

Thailand -Sri Lanka Joit 2015
Thailand -Sri Lanka Joint issue 2015-Pagoda & Stupa.

 

 

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Stamps on 1996 Cricket World Cup – Sri Lanka

Stamps on 1996 Cricket World Cup – Sri Lanka

The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup will be held in England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July 2019. A lot of Philatelic releases are expected. Keep watching our columns for stories and stamps on Cricket World Cups.

The 1996 Cricket World cup was played in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It was the Sixth World Cup. It was played from 14 February to 17 March 1996 and was also known as Wills’ World Cup 1996. India & Pakistan were hosting the World Cup for the second time whereas Sri Lanka was hosting it for the first time. 12 Countries participated in the tournament. Sri Lanka defeated Australia by 7 Wickets in the final at Gadaffi stadium Lahore to lift the trophy.

Stamps on 1996 Cricket World Cup
Sri Lanka issued a beautiful miniature sheet containing four triangular shaped stamps to celebrate its victory. The miniature sheet was released on 18 August 1996. The caption on the bottom of miniature sheet read “1996 World Cup Cricket Champions Sri Lanka”.

Rupees 20.00 -Trophy        Rupees 10.50- Wicket Keeper      Rupees 17.00- Batsman   Rupees 2.00 – Bowler.

SRI LANKA 1996 WC CHAMPIONS MS

SRI LANKA 1996 WC CHAMPIONS MS

Two Men and the Bear – Children’s Stories – Sri Lanka 2008.

Two men and Bear – Children’s Stories – Sri Lanka 2008.

Sri Lanka Post issued a  stamp during Lanka Philex 2008 stamp Exhibition on 05 Dec 2008. The Five rupees stamp featured scenes from a Children’s story -Two Men and the Bear. A Block from a sheet is listed. The sheet contained 20 stamps -the size of the stamp is 72x30mm.

SL TALES
SRI LANKA 2008 -CHILDREN’S STORIES -TWO MEN AND THE BEAR.

Sri Lanka Wonder of Asia – Stamps on World Tourism Day 2011

Sri Lanka Wonder of Asia – Stamps on World Tourism Day 2011

Sri Lanka Post issued a set of 10 stamps on 27 Sep 2011 to mark World Tourism Day. Different themes were featured on each of the stamps capturing the enchanting beauty of this Island nation.

Sri Lankan Rupees 30 – Theme Wild  – Isle of Wild. Bathing elephants.

Sri Lankan Rupees 35 – Theme Wild – Snoozing Leopards

Sri Lankan Rupees 40 – Theme Beaches – Pristine waters of the Indian Ocean.

Sri Lankan Rupees 45 – Theme Thrills – Rapid Waters Rafting

SRI LANKA TOURISM FDC 3
SRI LANKA TOURISM FDC 2011 – WONDER OF ASIA -ELEPHANTS, LEOPARDS, THRILLS AND PRISTINE

 

Sri Lanka Wonder of Asia – Stamps on World Tourism Day 2011

Sri Lanka Wonder of Asia – Stamps on World Tourism Day 2011

Sri Lanka Post issued a set of 10 stamps on 27 Sep 2011 to mark World Tourism Day. Different themes were featured on each of the stamps capturing the enchanting beauty of this Island nation.

Sri Lankan Rupees Five – Theme Heritage – Ruwanwelisaya Stupa – It is stupa a hemispherical structure containing relics sacred to Buddhists all over the World. It is located in Anuradhapura in Central Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan Rupees Five – Theme Heritage-Sigiriya Rock Fortress – It is UNESCO WorldHeritage Site. It is ancient rock fortress located near the town of Dambulla in Northern Matale district in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It consists of Water Gardens, Frescos and archaeological remains. Rocks 200 metres high exist here

Sri Lankan Rupees Five – Theme Festive-Dances of Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Rupees Five – Theme Festive -Festivities and Diversity.

SRI LANKA TOURISM FDC 1
SRI LANKA TOURISM FDC 2011 -World Tourism Day
SRI LANKA TOURISM BROCHURE
SRI LANKA TOURISM BROCHURE -2011

 

 

Beaches of Sri Lanka on Miniature Sheets -2010

Fantastic Beaches of Sri Lanka on Miniature Sheets -2010

Sri Lanka issued three miniature sheets on 07 Sep 2010. The theme was Sri Lanka’s Fantastic beaches and these stamps were issued as part of Visit Sri Lanka Stamp series. Each miniature sheet was priced at  100 Sri Lankan rupees but the Face value of stamps was different.

15 SLR – Pasikdudah Beach. It is located 30 Kilometers north-west of Batticaloa. Pasikuda means “green-algae-bay”

SRI LANKA BEACH MS RS 15
MINIATURE SHEET SRI LANKA -PASIKUDA BEACH -2010

25 SLR – Trincomalee Beach – Major Port City on the eastern coast of Sri Lanka, it lies south of Jaffna and North of Batticaloa. Centre of Tamil Culture and Dutch history.

SRI LANKA TRINCOMALEE BEACH
MINIATURE SHEET SRI LANKA 2010 – TRINCOMALEE BEACH

40 SLR -Arugam Bay Beach – It is located in Southeast Sri Lanka in Batticaloa District near Pottuvil town. It also gateway to Yala East National park.

SRI LANKA BEACH RS 40
MINIATURE SHEET SRI LANKA 2010 -ARUGAM BAY BEACH

 

 

Fantastic Beaches of Sri Lanka on Miniature Sheets -2010

Fantastic Beaches of Sri Lanka on Miniature Sheets -2010

Sri Lanka issued three miniature sheets and stamps on 07 Sep 2010. The theme was Sri Lanka’s Fantastic beaches and these stamps were issued as part of Visit Sri Lanka Stamp series. Each miniature sheet was priced at  100 Sri Lankan rupees but the Face value of stamps was different.

15 SLR – Pasikdudah Beach. It is located 30 Kilometers north-west of Batticaloa. Pasikuda means “green-algae-bay”

25 SLR – Trincomalee Beach – Major Port City on the eastern coast of Sri Lanka, it lies south of Jaffna and North of Batticaloa. Centre of Tamil Culture and Dutch history.

40 SLR -Arugam Bay Beach – It is located in Southeast Sri Lanka in Batticaloa District near Pottuvil town. It also gateway to Yala East National park.

A FDC and Brochure is listed.

SRI LANKA FDC BEACHES
SRI LANKA FDC 2010 – FANTASTIC BEACHES
SRI LANKA BEACHES BROCHURE
SRI LANKA BEACHES BROCHURE