Commemorative Stamp Unveiled for 75th Anniversary of Sri Lanka-Turkey Diplomatic Ties
In honor of the momentous 75th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Turkey, a commemorative stamp was issued on December 8th, marking this significant milestone.
The stamp design, crafted by renowned Sri Lankan artist Vasantha Perera, celebrated for creating 39 distinctive stamps for the Sri Lanka Philatelic Bureau, beautifully encapsulates the cultural resonance between the two nations. Symbolic elements such as the tulip and the carnation adorn the stamps, reflecting shared cultural motifs found in both Turkish and Sri Lankan traditional designs.
Demet Şekercioğlu, the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Sri Lanka and Maldives, highlighted the significance of these floral elements, emphasizing their presence in the artistic heritage of both countries. The tulip and carnation, intricately depicted in the stamp’s design, serve as meaningful representations of cultural affinity and shared traditions between Turkey and Sri Lanka.