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B/N 934 – Christmas 2017

The Philatelic Bureau of the Department of Posts of Sri Lanka has issued two new postage stamps in the denominations of Rs. 15.00 and Rs. 35.00 and a souvenir sheet in the denomination of Rs. 50.00 on November 26, 2017, to mark the Christmas celebrations of 2017.


Date of Issue 26th November 2017
Denomination Rs.10.00, Rs.50.00
Catalogue No:

Rs.15.00 :CSL2263
Rs.35.00 : CSL2264

Stamp Designer

Rs.15.00 :Vojitha Heshan Herath
Rs.35.00 :Esheli Nesakya Ranawaka

Stamp Size: 41mm x 30mm
Sheet Composition: 20 stamps per sheet

First Day Cover

Christmas 2017

Drawings for these stamps have been created under the theme " Christmas, the Origin of Love."

St Anthony's Cathedral, Kandy:

Foundation stone for the cathedral was laid on the third day of the Feast of St Anthony which had fallen on June 13, 1875 and construction was completed within a very short period. This cathedral was blessed on December 15, 1877. This became a cathedral of the Kandy diocese with Kandy becoming an Archduchy in January 1887 which till then existed as a Diocese.

Souvenir Sheet

All rights received. All right to identify the Department of Posts as the Author and designer of this Bulleting has been asserted in accordance with the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988.No part to this publication may be reproduced, stored in or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by and means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise) without the prior permission from the publisher. Any person who does and unauthorized act in relation to this publication may be liable to criminal prosecution and civil claims for damages.