Saturday, December 30, 2006

Stamp shortage in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon) is facing a severe shortage of stamps according to an on-line article posted on the Columbo Page.

Postal officials were frantically looking forward to the arrival of 7.5 million new stamps by air cargo earlier this week as they do not have stamps for customers to mail greeting cards.

The country needs an average of 34 million stamps per annum and the government owned State Printing Corporation cannot meet more than a half of the demand. As a result,he Sri Lanka Postal Department has to import around seventeen million stamps a year.

Click here to read the entire article.
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posted by Don Schilling at 5:55 PM