Thursday, October 11, 2012

0187. Sri Lanka (erstwhile Ceylon) - Colombo Plan Exhibition

The two stamp(s) valued 5 cents and 15 cents were released by Ceylon Post to commemorate the opening day of the Colombo Plan Exhibition on 23-Feb-1952. Twin stamp(s) depict a Lighthouse. 

The two stamp(s) list year(s) 1931 and 1952, which symbolically represent :

1931, the 21st anniversary of Universal Adult Franchise in Ceylon and
1952, the first anniversary of the Colombo Plan

Colombo Plan is a regional organization born out of a Commonwealth Conference of Foreign Ministers held in Colombo, Sri Lanka (erstwhile Ceylon) in January 1950.  It embodies the concept of collective inter-governmental effort to strengthen economic and social development of member countries in Asia-Pacific region.  The primary focus of all Colombo Plan activities is on Human Resources Development. 

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