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Stamps, JUBILEE

Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Jubilee

Stamps, EUROPA

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Stamps, LIGHTHOUSES

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Stamps, JAMES TAYLOR

Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to James Taylor. James Taylor was a Scottish tea planter who introduced tea to British Ceylon. He arrived to British Ceylon in 1852 and settled down in Loolecondera estate in Delthota. Here he worked with Scottish merchant Thomas Lipton to develop the tea industry in British Ceylon

Stamps, RAJAPAKSA

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Stamps, POSTAL Service

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Stamps, BIRDS

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Stamps, SUBODARAMA

Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Subodarama. Sri Subodharama International Buddhist Centre is situated on a small hill adjoining Peradeniya town in Kandy district; served by the cool breeze of river ‘Mahawelli’ and facing the ‘Hanthana’ mountain range. It performs religious, educational and social welfare services in Sri Lanka as well as other countries.

Stamps, CONSERVATION

Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Conservation

Stamps, SIRIMAVO BANDARANAIKE

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Stamps Coins, CRICKET

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Stamps, KARAGAMPITIYA SUBODARAMA

Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Karagampitiya Subodarama. Sri Subodharama Raja Maha Vihara is a historic Buddhist temple situated at Dehiwala in the Western province, Sri Lanka. The temple is located at the Dehiwala junction on the Colombo-Galle main road, about 9 miles south of Colombo city

Stamps, CO OPERATION

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Stamps, PRE HISTORIC era

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Stamps, KELANIYA TEMPLE

Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Kelaniya Temple. The Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara or Kelaniya Temple is a Buddhist temple in Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.



Situated about six miles from Colombo, set within a sacred area of around ten acres, the Kelani Vihara stands beside the Kelani river as evidence of a Buddhist tradition in this country. The spot on which this vihara stands derived its sanctity in the Buddhist era 2531, with the third visit of the Buddha to this country. He hallowed this ground by His visit accompanied by 500 Arahants. The fact that the Buddha visited the spot on a Wesak day on the invitation of King Maniakkhika is given in the historic epics of Sri Lanka. The Naga King, according to these chronicles had invited the Buddha to a repast at this spot which following the expounding of the Dhamma was consecrated and on which the King had built a vehera wherein the Buddha's hair and the utensils use at the repast together with the seat on which the Buddha sat were buried. However with the advent of time and the destruction of the vihara by the foreign invaders has resulted in the original dageba being lost today.



Kaleniya Vihara however, received its hallowed status and became a place of Buddhist worship after venerable Mahinda brought the Dhamma to this country. According to the Mahawansa King Devanampiyatissa's brother Uttiya renovated the vihara for the first time. He is also said to have built the first Quaters of the Monks (Sanghawasa) there. Historical evidence shows that the Kelaniya Vihara was at its highest glory during the Kotte Era. By the time the Portuguese conquered the country considerable land had been donated by the kings to the Kelaniya Vihara, and when in 1510 the Portuguese entered and destroyed the secret temple. They had confiscated this land preventing Buddhists from worshiping at the temple. Restrictions placed on the development of Kelaniya were reduced with the advent of the Dutch. They in 1767 perhaps in order to gain King Kirthi Sri Rajasingha's good will permitted him to develop Kelaniya Vihara. Thus the reconstruction of the Vihara was undertaken by the then Chief incumbent Venerable Mapitigama Buddharakkhita. He was provided with funds from the treasury. The King was so overjoyed at the way the work was handled that further grants of lands had been given to the vihara.

Stamps, DEFENCE

Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Defense

 
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Banknote-Sri Lanka 1000 Rupee - 2001
Sri Lanka 1000 Rupee - 2001
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Banknote-Sri Lanka 200 Rupee Banknote 1998 (50 years of Independence) in commemorative folder
Sri Lanka 200 Rupee Banknote 1998 (50 years of Independence) in commemorative folder
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Elephants of Sri Lanka
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Stamp Mini Sheet-Vesak 2001
Vesak 2001