Colombo, Feb 15 (NIA) – Sri Lanka’s cabinet on Wednesday approved to appoint foreign agents to sell valuable stamps to foreign stamp collectors in order to earn more foreign exchange into the island country.
Cabinet Spokesperson, Rajitha Senaratne said that in Sri Lanka, the sale of stamps and associated items for local and foreign stamp collectors was done by the Philatelic Bureau established in 1967.
“Sale of stamps to foreign stamp collectors helps in earning foreign exchange and in promoting the tourism industry through natural and archaeological aspects depicted in stamps,” Senaratne said.
Therefore, on a proposal made by Minister of Post, M.H.A. Haleem, it was agreed to appoint such foreign agents and enter into agreements with them.