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B/N 916–Centenary of Girl Guiding in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Philatelic Bureau of the Department of Posts has issued a commemorative stamp in the denomination of Rs. 15.00 on 21st March 2017 to commemorate the Centenary Celebration of Girl Guiding in Sri Lanka.


Date of Issue: 21st March, 2017
Denomination: Rs.15.00
Stamp designer: Mr. P. IsuruChaturanga
First day cover Designer: Ms. Wathmi de Zoysa
Catalogue No. CSL 2216
Sheet Composition: 20 stamps per sheet

First Day Cover


Centenary of Girl Guiding in Sri Lanka

Girl Guiding was introduced to Ceylon (as Sri Lanka was then called) by Miss Jenny Calverly. The first Girl Guide company was established in March 1917 at the Girls' High School in Kandy. This was soon followed by more Girl Guide companies being established in girls' schools in Batticaloa, Colombo, Galle and Jaffna. As its popularity grew Girl Guiding was introduced to many more schools in all nine provinces of Sri Lanka.

Since its inception Girl Guiding in Sri Lanka has been a school – based activity and is recognized by the Ministry of Education as an appropriate co-curricular activity for school girls. Today the Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association has more than 50,000 membersislandwide.

The Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association will be celebrating 100 years of excellence in the leadership of girls and women at an all island rally to be held in Kandy on 21st March 2017.

The Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association is a full member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) which has 146 member organizations across the world and is the oldest and largest organization for girls and young women.

Yasmin Raheem, Chief Commissioner

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