Ceremonial Cancellation of IYC Stamp and the First Day Cover

Jan 30, 2011
BMICH, Combo, Sri Lanka

The IYC Stamp and the First Day Cover were ceremonially cancelled with the participation of the Director, Sri Lanka bureau, the  Dean, College of Chemical Sciences, the President, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon and the invited guests.

The Family members of the  late Prof. M.U.S.Sultanbawa (whose portrait appears on the stamp), were among the distinguished guests.  The First Day Covers were presented to the distinguished invitees by Mr. N.M.S.Hettigedera, the Chairman, IYC National Secretariat  Prof. M D P DE Costa, President of the Institute and Prof. J.N.O.Fernando, Hony. Dean, College of Chemical Sciences.

Publication of a stamp containing the portraits of Mdm Marie Curie and Prof. M.U.S.Sultanbawa as well as the pictures of Blue Sapphire, a famous Sri Lankan gem and the Al2O3 molecule( which is the main component of the gem) reflects Sri Lanka's great concern of achieving  the goals of the IYC 2011.