Thursday, 9 March 2017

Sri Lanka: Polonnaruwa

On Tuesday I got two postcards: my first card from Sri Lanka and one from Germany.

Sri Lanka is an island country in the Indian Ocean. In 1948 the country became independent from the United Kingdom. Due to its rich cultural heritage it is a popular tourist destination. Sri Lanka is a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations and the Non-Aligned Movement. Colombo is the country's capital and largest city.

The card shows the Galpotha in Polonnaruwa. Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka. Since 1982 is the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Stamp:
Unseen Sri Lanka (from set of twelve) (issued 02-12-2016)


Thank You very much Nimasha!

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