The issuance of stamps in three categories to mark World Postal Day was held under the patronage of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Temple Trees today.
Accordingly a World Postal Day commemorative stamp, regular Rs.1,000 stamp and a set of themed stamps featuring endemic bird species of Sri Lanka were released.
The 2021 World Postal Day commemorative stamp issued on the occasion of World Postal Day today, was created by Pulasthi Ediriweera reflecting the fact that the postal service in Sri Lanka is still active internationally despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Rs.1,000 regular batch stamp is a hand drawn graphic depicting the Yapahuwa lion and designed by Isuru Chathuranga.
Among the stamps issued today are six themed stamps depicting endemic birds that had not been reflected in Sri Lankan stamps thus far