Archive for the ‘Sri Lanka’ Tag

#1115 Sri Lanka 15/05/15

Sri Lanka 150515This nice cover from Sri Lanka was sent by Gayanth, thank you! It was posted in Piliyandala on May 15 and arrived on May 22, 2015.

The stamps are part of the mini-sheet “Pigeon Island Marine National Park“, which was issued on August 22, 2014. The stamps depict the knotted fan coral (Melithaea ochracea), the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus), and the blacktip reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus).

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#1093 Sri Lanka 16/09/08

sri-lanka-160908Jean Pierre has sent this very nice cover from Sri Lanka, thank you! It was posted on September 8 and arrived on September 14, 2016.

The left stamp commemorates the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

The right stamp depicts the Western Spot-billed duck (Anas poecilorhyncha) and commemorates the Vankalai Wildlife Sanctuary.

#986 Sri Lanka 15/10/10

Sri Lanka 151010This very nice arimail cover from Sri Lanka was sent by Kisholi, thank you! It was posted in Moratuwa on October 10 and arrived on October 20, 2015.

The two stamps are part of a mini-sheet, which commemorates the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Japan. The mini-sheet was issued on January 18, 2013.

#887 Sri Lanka 14/11/11

Sri Lanka 141111Gayanth has sent this charming cover from Sri Lanka, thank you! It was posted in Piliyandala on November 11 and arrived on November 24, 2014.

The stamp set on the left is of a mini-sheet, which was issued on October 7, 2012. The stamps depict the common sunflower (Helianthus annuus), the binara flower (Exacum trinervium), the shoe flower (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis), and the frangipani flower (Plumeria rubra).

The right stamp is part of a stamp set, which was issued on March 10, 2012. It depicts a guardstone at Rathanaprasadaya.

See also: #384 Sri Lanka 10/05/24

#384 Sri Lanka 10/05/24

Thank you, Ravindra, for sending this beautiful cover from Sri Lanka! It was posted on May 24 and arrived on May 31, 2010.

The attached stamp set was issued on September 16, 2008. It depicts buildings and artefacts of the late Anuradhapura Era (6th to 10th centrury AD).

#307 Sri Lanka 10/03/17

Peter Paul sent me another nice cover from Sri Lanka, thank you!

It was posted on March 17 in Wennappuwa and arrived in Graz on March 23.

The stamps are part of the zodiac set, which was issued on October 9, 2007. I already wrote about the stamps and the postal stationery in this post.

#152 Sri Lanka 09/05/22

Sri Lanka 090522Thank you, Peter Paul, for this extraordinary cover from Sri Lanka!

It was posted on May 22, 2009, and has attached six stamps of the zodiac series, which was issued on October 9, 2007. The cover itself is a postal stationery depicting a strange creature half lion and elephant. Does anybody know more about this symbol?

Sri Lanka 2008/10/2?

My first cover from Sri Lanka, posted in October 2008.

This nice mini-sheet commemorates the Weheragolla – Udawalawe National Park in Southern Sri Lanka, which was established in 1972 and has an area of 306 km². The stamps have a total face value of 50 rupees (5 + 45) and depict water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) and common langurs (Presbytes entellus).

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