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Stamps, ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE

The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage was started in 1975 by the Department of Wildlife on a twenty five acre coconut property on the Maha Oya river at Rambukkana. The orphanage was primarily designed to afford care and protection to the many baby elephants found in the jungle without their mothers. In most of these cases the mother had either died or been killed. In some instances the baby had fallen into a pit and in others the mother had fallen in and died. Initially this orphanage was at the Wilpattu National Park, then shifted to the tourist complex at Bentota and then to the Dehiwala Zoo. From the Dehiwala Zoo it was shifted 1975 to Pinnawela. At the time it was shifted the orphanage had five baby elephants which formed its nucleus. It was hoped that this facility would attract both local and foreign visitors, the income from which would help to maintain the orphanage. There are only a few elephant orphanages in the world. Pinnawela has now become one of the bigger orphanages and is quite well known world wide.

Stamps Banknotes Coins, SRI LANKA RUPEE

Collection of Banknotes, Stamps and Coins for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Sri Lanka Rupee. The British pound became Ceylon's official money of account in 1825, replacing the Ceylonese rixdollar at a rate of 1 pound = 13 rixdollars, and British silver coin was made legal tender. Treasury notes denominated in pounds were issued in 1827, replacing the earlier rixdollar notes. Rixdollar notes not presented for exchange were demonetized in June 1831. The Indian rupee was made Ceylon's standard coin 26 September 1836, and Ceylon reverted to the Indian currency area. Pound-denominated treasury notes continued to circulate after 1836, along with the rupee. The legal currency remained British silver and accounts were kept in pounds, shillings and pence. However, payments were made in rupees and annas at the 'fictitious par' (fixed accounting rate) of 2 shillings per rupee (i.e., 1 pound = 10 rupees). The Bank of Ceylon was the first private bank to issue banknotes on the island (1844) and Treasury notes were withdrawn in 1856. The Indian rupee was formally established as the unlimited legal tender 18 June 1869. The rupee was decimalized 23 August 1871. Thus, the rupee of 100 cents became Ceylon's money of account and sole legal tender effective 1 January 1872, replacing British currency at a rate of 1 rupee = 2 shillings 3 pence. Today in Sri Lanka there are coins in the denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50 cents and 1, 2, 5, 10 Rupees. There are banknotes in the denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 1000 and 2000 Rupees.

Stamps, COMMEMORATION

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

Stamps, GAM UDAWA

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

Stamps, ST JOHN

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

Stamps, PIRIVENA

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

Stamps, AMPHIBIANS

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Stamps, UNIVERSITY

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Stamps, AMPITIYA

Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Ampitiya. Ampitiya (අම්පිටිය) is a suburb of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located within the country's Central Province.

Stamps, ELEPHANTs

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

Stamps, TAMIL

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

Stamps, SINHALA

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Stamps, DIPLOMATIC

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Stamps, TECHNOLOGY

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Stamps, FLOWERS

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Stamps, DAVID PAYNTER

Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to David Paynter. David Shillingford Paynter, RA, OBE, was an internationally renowned Sri Lankan painter. He was a pioneer creator of a Sri Lankan idiom in what was essentially a Western art form

 
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Banknote-Sri Lanka 50 Rupee - 2001
Sri Lanka 50 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
Stamp Mini Sheet
Stamp Mini Sheet-Resident Birds of Sri Lanka
Resident Birds of Sri Lanka
Stamp Mini Sheet
Stamp Mini Sheet-The Features of Construction of Dagoba in Ancient Sri Lanka
The Features of Construction of Dagoba in Ancient Sri Lanka