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SL Deputy High Commission marks Gandhi Jayanti in Chennai

Sri Lanka Deputy High Commissioner, Chennai, V. Krishnamoorthy and other officials with the albums consisting of the first-day cover and the stamps issued by the Sri Lanka Post on October 2.
Sri Lanka Deputy High Commissioner, Chennai, V. Krishnamoorthy and other officials with the albums consisting of the first-day cover and the stamps issued by the Sri Lanka Post on October 2.

The Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission in Chennai, in honour of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi (Gandhi Jayanti), organised an event to present postal stamps and the first-day cover that were issued by the Sri Lanka Post on October 2, with the participation of Government officials of Tamil Nadu State, Sri Lankan professionals and Indian dignitaries, a media release issued by the Deputy High Commission of Sri Lanka for Southern India said.

Deputy High Commissioner V. Krishnamoorthy, in his opening remarks, mentioned Mahatma Gandhi’s historic visit to Sri Lanka in 1927 adding that Gandhi’s futuristic vision was suitable for modern society. Chief Post Master General of Tamil Nadu M. Sampath said that Sri Lanka has always had a long-lasting relationship with India and the visit of Mahatma Gandhi to Sri Lanka enhanced the historical bond between the two countries. He thanked the Sri Lankan Government for issuing the two postal stamps and the first-day cover, and stated that Sri Lanka honouring Mahatma Gandhi is a great honour to India.

The Deputy High Commissioner presented the commemorative postal stamps and the first-day cover to the dignitaries from the Indian Postal Service in Chennai, the Ministry of External Affairs Branch Secretariat and media personnel of local bi-lingual dailies.


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