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My First Holy Communion........
This is my Brother (Romesh Ranasinghe), Mother (Therese Marasinghe), Father (Albert Ranasinghe) & my Uncle Rev. Fr. Harold Marasinghe
This is my late Grand Mother (Justina Rajapaksha - mother of Rev. Fr. Harold Marasinghe & My Mother Therese Marasinghe) the little kid is me.
Postal History & the first Stamp.
The British Penny Black is generally acknowledged as the world's first postage stamp.
The postal history of the United Kingdom is notable in at least two respects; first, for the introduction of postage stamps in 1840, and secondly for the establishment of an efficient postal system throughout the British Empire, laying the foundation of many national systems in existence today.
The General Post Office (GPO) was officially established in England in 1660 by Charles II and it eventually grew to combine the functions of both the state postal system and telecommunications carrier.
Sri Lanka Post has a long history of 209 years, dating back to 1798 when the Colonial Dutch rulers started five post offices In 1815, the British took control of the country. A permanent Post Office was established in Colombo in 1882. The first Post Master General of Ceylon was Mr. A. Kennedy an Air Army Officer.
Stamps of Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka (Then known as Ceylon) has a postal history dating back to 1798 (just two years after Britain occupied the island's coastal regions) when post offices were established in the towns of Jaffna, Mannar, Trincomalee, Colombo and Galle. The first mail coach service in Asia was inaugurated in Ceylon in 1836. The service linked Colombo and Kandy. The first postage stamp was issued in 1857, a 6d purple-brown imperforate which the Stanley Gibbons catalogue values at £7500 (unused) and £450 (used).
Stamp Blogs & sites.
This is a blog maintained by Keijo Kortelainen a stamp collecter & an expert in the subject.