Sri Lanka #678 (1983)

Sri Lanka #678 (1983)

The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතාන්ත්‍රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජය —Srī Lankā Prajātāntrika Samājavādī Janarajaya in Sinhalese and இலங்கை ஜனநாயக சோசலிச குடியரசு — Ilaṅkai jaṉanāyaka cōcalica kuṭiyaracu in Tamil), historically called Ceylon, is an island country in South Asia. Sri Lanka has maritime borders with India to the northwest and the Maldives to the southwest.  The island lies on the Indian Plate, a major … Continue reading Sri Lanka #678 (1983)

Ceylon #279 (1942)

Ceylon #279 (1942)

British Ceylon (Sinhala: බ්රිතාන්ය ලංකාව, Britanya Lankava; Tamil: பிரித்தானிய இலங்கை, Birithaniya Ilangai), known contemporaneously as Ceylon, was a British Crown colony between 1802 and 1948. At first the area it covered did not include the Kingdom of Kandy, which was a protectorate from 1815, but from 1817 to 1948 the British possessions included the whole island of Ceylon, now the nation of Sri Lanka. The … Continue reading Ceylon #279 (1942)