Joint issue of two postage stamps gets go ahead


The Sri Lankan and Indian Postal Departments have jointly decided to issue two commemorative stamps each to mark India’s 75th Independence Day.

The Cabinet granted approval for the Cabinet Paper presented by Minister of Transport, Highways and Mass Media, Bandula Gunawardena to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the postal departments of the two countries.

Gunawardena said that it has been proposed to issue these commemorative stamps to reflect the parliaments of the two countries, based on the theme ‘democracy’.

Gunawardena said 3,000 sets of stamps, 5,000 souvenir sheets and 2,000 first-day covers each are expected to be exchanged between two countries.