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B/N 912–Centenary of VisakhaVidyalaya

The Sri Lanka Philatelic Bureau of the Department of Posts has issued a new postal stamp to commemorate the Centenary of VisakhaVidyalaya in the denomination of Rs.10.00 on 16th January 2017.


Date of Issue: 16th January 2017
Denomination: Rs.10.00
Stamp Designer

Mr. Sanath Rohana Wickramasinghe

Catalogue No. CSL 2212
Sheet Composition: 20 stamps per sheet

First Day Cover


Centenary of VisakhaVidyalaya

The Buddhist Girls' School was established on 16th January 1917, by Mrs. Jeramias Dias, a great benevolent lady philanthropist from Panadura.

The same year, it was registered as a school operating on a trust fund and donations. In 1923, it was honoured for establishing the first ever Girl Guide Pack in a school in Colombo. In 1927, the Buddhist Girls' School was re-named VisakhaVidyalaya, after VisakhaMahaUpasikawa, the most exemplary lady disciple of Lord Buddha.

From the inception and to date, every year VisakhaVidyalaya has consistently maintained the record as being the most outstanding girls' school producing great and unprecedented results in the field of academics making VisakhaVidyalaya the most prominent girls' educational institute in the island.

The VisakhaBodhiya a virtual treasure, unique to Visakhians is an effective catalyst in moulding virtuous, spiritual Visakhians.

VisakhaVidyalaya, celebrates her centenary anniversary and is endowed to mother Lanka to produce Buddhist ladies capable of facing the challenges and vicissitudes of life.

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