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Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Dunhinda. Dunhinda waterfall is big waterfall of Sri Lanka and which is at Soranathota place of Badulla Sri Lanka. Dunhinda waterfall is made by jump water with high gap of Badulu river. This water ways started with Uma Oya, Hal Oya and various water ways. Dunhinda is at Badulla - Mahiyangana road and there are about 10km from Badulla town. Dunhinda waterfalls at about 1km from main road. This path is to be walk. First you can see little Dunhinda waterfalls which is at downside of main waterfall.


Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Devinuwara. Devinuwara situated in the southern most point in Sri Lanka, is one of the oldest cities in the country.It goes back to the established of history of 690 AC, which is the opening year of reign of king Dapulusen.This oldest city has been the kingdom of about 30 kings and they all have contributed to develop this kingdom city and to maintain it.


Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to International Labour Organisation. The ILO was established as an agency of the League of Nations in the Treaty of Versailles, which ended World War I.

Post-war reconstruction and the protection of labour unions occupied the attention of many nations during and immediately after World War I. In Great Britain, the Whitley Commission, a subcommittee of the Reconstruction Commission, recommended in its July 1918 Final Report that 'industrial councils' be established throughout the world. The British Labour Party had issued its own reconstruction programme in the document titled Labour and the New Social Order. In February 1918, the third Inter-Allied Labour and Socialist Conference (representing delegates from Great Britain, France, Belgium and Italy) issued its report, advocating an international labour rights body, an end to secret diplomacy, and other goals. And in December 1918, the American Federation of Labor (AFL) issued its own distinctively apolitical report, which called for the achievement of numerous incremental improvements via the collective bargaining process.

As the war drew to a close, two competing visions for the post-war world emerged. The first was offered by the International Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU), which called for a meeting in Berne in July 1919. The Berne meeting would consider both the future of the IFTU and the various proposals which had been made in the previous few years. The IFTU also proposed including delegates from the Central Powers as equals. Samuel Gompers, president of the AFL, boycotted the meeting, wanting the Central Powers delegates in a subservient role as an admission of guilt for their countries' role in the bringing about war. Instead, Gompers favored a meeting in Paris which would only consider President Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points as a platform. Despite the American boycott, the Berne meeting went ahead as scheduled. In its final report, the Berne Conference demanded an end to wage labour and the establishment of socialism. If these ends could not be immediately achieved, then an international body attached to the League of Nations should enact and enforce legislation to protect workers and trade unions.

Meanwhile, the Paris Peace Conference sought to dampen public support for communism. Subsequently, the Allied Powers agreed that clauses should be inserted into the emerging peace treaty protecting labour unions and workers' rights, and that an international labour body be established to help guide international labour relations in the future. The advisory Commission on International Labour Legislation was established by the Peace Conference to draft these proposals. The Commission met for the first time on February 1, 1919, and Gompers was elected chairman.


Collection Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to King Devanampiyatissa. King Tissa ruled Anuradhapura for forty years from 247-207 B.C. He is considered to be the first consecrated King of Sri Lanka who was also a close friend of the contemporary Indian Emperor Asoka. When Tissa sent envoys to Asoka with costly presents the Emperor in return conferred various honours on the envoys and on Tissa and sent everything that was required for the consecration of a king.

In addition, the envoys were asked to convey to Tissa that he (Asoka) had declared himself a lay disciple of Sakyamuni Buddha and that he would like Tissa himself to seek refuge in the three supreme gems. At this consecration the King took the epithet Devanampiya meaning 'beloved of the Gods' that Asoka himself used, thus becoming Devanampiyatissa.

This was a great festival day in Sri Lanka. King Devanampiyatissa who was the ruling monarch declared a festival of water-sport for the inhabitants of the city and went hunting with his attendants. He ran up to Missaka mountain, and met the Thera there.


Collection Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Scout Jamboree. 1st August 2007, saw Scouting around the world celebrate 100 years to the day from the time Baden Powell marked the opening of the first ever Scout camp on Brownsea Island by blowing into a Kudu horn.

Stamps, KINGS

Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Kings. The city of Kandy lies at an altitude of 488.6 meters (1629 feet) above sea level in the center of the island and surrounded by the ranges of mountains. It is still very much a focal point of Sri Lankan culture. It was the capitol of last generation of Sri Lanka`s kings until it fell in to the hands of British in 1815. Kandy was originally known as Senkadagala pura after a hermit named Senkada who lived there. Many of Sinhalese people call it.


Best of Ceylon & Sri Lanka Stamp Mini Sheets (souvenir sheets), First Day Covers, Mint Stamps & Used Stamps.


Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to St Anthony. St. Anthony's College, the dear Alma Mater of past and present Antonians, marked her majestic 150th year of existence as a premier education institute in Sri Lanka. Growing strength-to-strength, through sand and stones, St. Anthony's has come a long way setting unmatched standards in Sports, Academics and Discipline.


Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Zahira College. With a history of more than 115 years, Zahira College Colombo is, Sri Lanka


Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Nursing. Nursing Stamp from Sri Lanka for International Nursing Day. Postal stamps are a practical way that countries can honor individuals or subjects. The United States has had far fewer postal stamps commemorating nursing than other countries. A number of nursing historians have presented stamps as historical research at Annual AAHN conferences, generally focusing on the image of nursing presented by stamps.


Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Vesak Lanterns. Vesak is the festival, which is celebrated with high enthusiasm and elaborate preparations. Basically this is a religious festival commemorating the birth of Buddha the founder of Buddhism. This festival is celebrated in all the countries where Buddhists live in considerable number. These include India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Tibet, Laos, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.

However the name of the festival vary widely. 'Vesak' is a word in Singhalese, the language of the majority Buddhists in Sri Lanka. The main emphasis in celebrating this festival is to commemorate the events in Buddha's life namely his birth, enlightenment and passing away. Generally, the purpose of festival remains same all over the world, the way it is celebrated defer. People make Lanterns, which are generally referred to as vesak lanterns, of various shapes and sizes incorporating coloured electric lights. These lanterns are displayed in private houses as well as in streets and public places. Huge lanterns with considerable artistic appeal attract many people to the places where they are displayed.


Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Olympic Games. The Olympic Games is an international multi-sport event subdivided into summer and winter sporting events. The summer and winter games are each held every four years (an Olympiad). Until 1992, they were both held in the same year. Since then, they have been separated two years apart

Stamps, SYDNEY 2000

Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Sydney 2000. The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games celebrated in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.


Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Sri Lanka Cricket. The Sri Lankan cricket team is a national cricket team representing Sri Lanka. The team first played international cricket in 1975, and were later awarded Test status in 1981, which made Sri Lanka the eighth Test playing nation. The Sri Lankan team transformed themselves from the underdog status to a major cricketing nation during the 1990s. The team went on to take 1996 Cricket World Cup beating Australia in the finals, and becoming the World Champions. Since then, the team continued as a major force in international cricket, with ups and downs in certain periods.

The Sri Lanka team did well to reach the finals of 2007 Cricket World Cup but lost to Australia in a rain affected match to becomes the runners up. The batting of Sanath Jayasuriya and Aravinda de Silva (retired), backed up by the bowling of Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas has largely contributed the success of Sri Lankan cricket during the last 15 years. It is administrated by Sri Lanka Cricket. As of October 2007, the Sri Lankan team has played 170 Test matches, winning 29.41%, losing 37.05% and drawing 33.52% of its games.

Stamps Banknotes Coins, CRICKET WORLD CUP

Collection of Banknotes, Stamps and Coins for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Cricket World Cup. The 1996 Cricket World Cup (aka Wills World Cup) was won by Sri Lanka who beat Australia by 7 wickets at the final in Lahore. The 1996 World Cup was played in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Controversy dogged the tournament before any games were played, however, when Australia and the West Indies refused to send their teams to Sri Lanka following the Central Bank Bombing by the Tamil Tigers in January, citing security concerns. Sri Lanka, in addition to offering maximum security to the teams, questioned the validity of citing security concerns when the International Cricket Council had determined it was safe. After extensive negotiations, the ICC ruled that Sri Lanka would be awarded both games on forfeit. As a result of this decision, Sri Lanka automatically qualified for the quarter-finals without having played a game.

Three teams made their World Cup debuts in 1996: the United Arab Emirates, the Netherlands and Kenya. The Netherlands lost each of their five matches while the U.A.E. only beat the Dutch. Kenya, however, recorded a surprise victory over the West Indies in Pune. The Sri Lankans, coached by Dav Whatmore and captained by Arjuna Ranatunga, used Man of the Series Sanath Jayasuriya[1] and Romesh Kaluwitharana as opening batsmen to take advantage of the fielding restrictions during the first 15 overs of each innings. At a time when 50 or 60 runs in the first 15 overs was considered adequate, Sri Lanka scored 117 runs in those overs against India, 123 against Kenya, 121 against England in the quarter-final and 86 against India in the semi-final. Against Kenya, Sri Lanka made 398 for 5, a new record for the highest team score in a one-day international that stood until April 2006. Sri Lanka won the first semi-final over India at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in front of a crowd unofficially estimated at 110 000. Chasing Sri Lanka's innings of 251 for 8, India had slumped to 120 for 8 in the 35th over when sections of crowd began to throw fruit and plastic bottles onto the field.

The players left the field for 20 minutes in an attempt to quieten the crowd. When the players returned for play, more bottles were thrown onto the field and fires were lit in the stand. Match referee Clive Lloyd awarded the match to Sri Lanka, the first default ever in a Test or One Day International. In the second semi-final in Mohali, Australia recovered from 15 for 4 to reach 207 for 8 from their 50 overs. The West Indians had reached 165 for 2 in the 42nd over before losing their last 8 wickets for 37 runs in 50 balls. Sri Lanka won the toss in the final and sent Australia in to bat despite the team batting first having won all five previous World Cup finals. Mark Taylor top scored with 74 in Australia's total of 241 for 7. After Australia had put down no fewer than five catches, Sri Lanka won the match in the 47th over with Aravinda de Silva following his 3 for 42 with an unbeaten 107 to win the Player of the Match award. It was the first time a tournament host or co-host had won the cricket World Cup.


Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Seminary Ampitiya. The National Seminary of Sri Lanka, situated at Ampitiya in the City of Senkadagala (Kandy) is the main training institution for the formation of Catholic priesthood in Sri Lanka. Though this institution celebrates the Golden Jubilee of its existence it's inception by way of buildings goes back to the nineteenth century. It was His Holiness Pope Leo the Thirteenth, who decided to establish a centre for training of persons for the priesthood for all the candidates of South Eastern Asia. These candidates would be nationals from Asian countries. The Seminary was thus established in 1893 and its history has two periods to be recognised. One is from its inception to 1955 and the other spans from 1955 to the present day. In the first period the Seminary was known as the Papal Seminary indicating that it was the Pope's own Seminary. The Centre, during these decades, catered specially to the needs of Sri Lanka, India and Burma.

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Banknote-Sri Lanka 500 Rupee - 2001
Sri Lanka 500 Rupee - 2001
Banknote-Ceylon 1 Rupee 1963
Ceylon 1 Rupee 1963
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Stamp Mini Sheet-Orphaned Giants on Earth (Elephant Orphanage Pinnawala)
Orphaned Giants on Earth (Elephant Orphanage Pinnawala)
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Stamp Mini Sheet-The Features of Construction of Dagoba in Ancient Sri Lanka
The Features of Construction of Dagoba in Ancient Sri Lanka