About Us

Philatelic Bureau conducts various philatelic progarammes islandwide and participates in local and overseas philatelic exhibitions on behalf of Sri Lanka Post.
We are wholeheartedly willing to help and assist our customers who are willing to collect stamps and other philatelic Items .

History of Bureau

The Philatelic Bureau of Sri Lanka was established under the Department of Posts and Telecommunication on 1st of January 1967.In 1966 the work of Philatelic Bureau was conducted at the mail branch at General Post Office. In those days stamp designing and printing was done by the Department of Inland Revenue. So advertising local stamps, selling new stamps and sending Philatelic items as local and foreign standing orders tolocal and foreign customers was the duties of Philatelic Bureau.

1972 all the duties like stamp designing, printing and distributing was assigned to the Philatelic Bureau.

By this way, the Sri Lankan Philatelic Bureauproduced services locally and internationally to all philatelic customers.

The stamps issued by the Philatelic Bureau gives a Glimpse of the past and the present of this Serendipity of Land.

Philatelic Bureau conducts various philatelic programmes island wide and participates in local and foreign Philatelic exhibitions on behalf of Sri Lanka Post.

Our Values

  • Empathy for Customers/Collectors
  • We offer appealing stamps and related products that fill real needs and provide lasting value.

  • Customer Caring
  • We put our customers at the centre of everything we do.

  • Aggressiveness/Achievement
  • We take on big challenges and see them through.

  • Positive Social Contribution
  • We produce stamps and related products that give knowledge, awareness, create respect and protection, preserving culture heritage that enhance human values and freeing people from drudgery to make this world a better place to live.

  • Innovation/ Quality/Excellence
  • We produce innovative products, and we accept the risks inherent in doing that and we care about what we do.

  • Individual Performance and Contribution
  • We expect individual commitment and performance above the standard for Philatelic Bureau. Each employee can and must make a difference. Finally, individuals determine the character and strength of Philatelic Bureau.

  • Team Spirit
  • Teamwork is essential to Philatelic Bureau’s success. Individuals are encouraged to interact with all levels of management, sharing ideas and suggestions to improve Bureau’s effectiveness and quality of life.