International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Issue in Sri Lanka of a Postal Stamp in view of IYC2011

Activity by N.M. Sanjaya Hettigedara   |   added on Feb 06, 2011   |   Sri Lanka Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): collaboration with the Sri Lanka Philatelic Bureau

A postal stamp was issued during the CHEMEX 2011 Exhibition and Trade Fair held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, as a special event for celebration of achievements of Chemistry and Chemical Sciences in keeping with the objectives of the declaration of IYC 2011 by the UN.

Commemorative stamp and the First Day Cover

The commemorative postage stamp printed by the Sri Lanka Philatelic Bureau in collaboration with the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon was issued on the 30th  of January 2011. The stamp includes the logos of IYC and the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon. IYC -2011 also commemorates the centenary of the award of the Nobel Prize for chemistry to Marie Curie, whose portrait as well as that of Prof. M.U.S. Sultanbawa, one of the most distinguished Chemists of Sri Lanka, are included in the stamp. It also contains the image of Sri Lankan gem - the Blue Sapphire- together with the structure of one of the chemical constituents,  aluminium oxide (Al2O3).


(Text by: A.M. Jayasekara, Programme Officer, IYC 2011 National Secretariat (Sri Lanka)


Topic: celebrating chemistry, stamp Audience: general public
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