Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A stamp in honour of defence top brass

by Ifham Nizam

On a request by Labour Minister Mervyn Silva, the Philatelic Bureau of Department of Posts will shortly issue a First Day Cover honouring President Mahinda Rajapaksa for taking the bold decision to defeat the LTTE and eradicate terrorism in Sri Lanka.

The First Day Cover also portrays Defence Secretary Gotahabaya Rajapaksa, Army Commander Gen. Sarath Fonseka, Navy Commander Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda, Air Force Commander Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonatileke, Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Donald Perera and Inspector General of Police Jayantha Wickremaratne. Full text