Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Flowers of Sri Lanka

Stamp Bulletin No. 806 Commemorative Issue
Flowers of Sri Lanka

  • Date of Issue : 7th October, 2012
  • Denomination : Rs. 5.00 * 4
  • Stamp Designer : Vasantha Perera
  • Stamp Size : 41mm * 30mm
  • Format : Horizontal
  • Printing Process : Offset Lithography
  • Sheet Composition : 100 stamps per sheet
  • Perforation : 13 3/4 * 14
  • Printers  : Department of Government Printing, Sri Lanka
  • Colors : 4 Process Colors
  • Paper : 102 gsm security printing paper
  • Gum :PVA
  • Quantity Printed : 2,000,000 * 4
  • Value of Suvernir Sheet : Rs. 20.00
  • Designer of Suvenir Sheet : Isuru Chathuranga
  • Quantity Printed : 10,000
  • Value of Sheetlet : Rs. 100.00
  • Quantity Printed : 25,000
Shoe flower (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
Commonly known as the shoe flower, is widely frown as an ornamental plant throughout the tropic and sub tropics, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (shore flower) is an non endemic species to Sri Lanka the flowers are large and generally red in color in the original varieties, and firm but generally lack and any scent, however numerous verities and hybrids are known with to have many colors ranging from white, yellow, orange, scarlet and shades of pink with both single and double sets of petals.

Frangipani (plumeria rubra)
Commonly known as Araliya Plumeria rubra, (frangipani or Araliya) is native to Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean and South America and as far as south Brazil. Plumeria flowers are most fragrant at night order to lure sphinx moth to pollinate them, the moths inadvertently pollinate them by transferring pollen from flower to flower in fruitless search for nectar.

Binara (Exacum trinervium)
Binara (Exacum trinervium) is a slender herbaceous plant endemic to Sri Lanka. This plant grows to about 1m at an altitude up to 2000m. genus exccum (binara) has five species and it has four sided stem, and the colors vary from white to dark blue or purple. Flowers of binara (exacum) are often offered for worship in Buddhist temples and are also used in traditional medicine.

Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is a species of annual flowering plant native to the Americas. The common name “Sunflower” applies both to the annual species and the genus Helianthus to which it belongs. It possesses a large inflorescence (flowering head). The sunflower is named after its huge, fiery blooms, whose shape and image is often used to depict the sun. It has a rough, hairy stem, broad, coarsely toothed, rough leaves and circular heads of flowers. The heads consists of may individual flowers which mature into seeds, often in the hundreds, on a receptacle base. From the Americas, sunflower seeds were brought to Europe in the 16th century, where along with sunflower oil, they became a widespread cooking ingredient. Leaves of the sunflower can be used as cattle feed, while the stems contain a fiber which may be used in paper production.
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Monday, October 15, 2012

World Post Day 2012

Stamp Bulletin No. 805 Commemorative Issue
World Post Day 2012

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World Children's Day 2012

Stamp Bulletin No. 804 Commemorative Issue
October 1st, 2012

* Date of Issue : 01st October, 2012
* Denomination : Rs. 5.00
* Stamp Designer : Isuru Chaturanga
* Stamp Size : 40mm * 40mm
* Format : Square
* Printing Process : Offset Lithography
* Sheet Composition : 80 stamps per sheet
* Perforation : 13 1/4 * 13 1/4
* Printers : Department of Government Printing, Sri Lanka
* Color : 4 Process Colors
* Paper : 102 gsm security stamp paper
* Gum : PVA
* Quantity Printed : 1,000,000
* Last Date of Sale : 30th September, 2013
United Nations Organization declared November 20th as the World Children’s Day in order to create a better world for the children in the countries the world over, in which they could live a happy life. The countries in the world got the opportunity of naming a day of their choice as the World Children’s Day and accordingly Sri Lanka has declared the first of October as the World Children’s Day. This day is observed paying special attention to the children of all races that live in Sri Lanka.

The Ministry of Child Development and Women’s Affairs has made all arrangements to celebrate the World Children’s Day of this year in a grand way under the theme, “Children’s World is only for Children”. Steps have already been taken to conduct various programs under this theme at Divisional Secretariat Division levels. If the “future” were a painting the colors used to paint it would be the present generation of children. If the world is to enjoy the beauty of it, they should be protected by elders. This day reminds elders that it is their absolute duty to make room for the generation of children who were born in this motherland, which is filled with immense beauty and glory, to enjoy the comfort of it and become a lamp which lights the whole world in the future. It will pave way to bequeath the children the beautiful happy world which they are entitled to and create a generation of children who love the world.
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