Kumar Sangakkara career to be honoured on postage stamps

Kumar Sangakkara’s farewell Test cricket will be marked by the issue of special commemorative postage stamps, the Post Master General of Sri Lanka Post has revealed.

Sangakkara will play the first two of the three-Test series against India which commenced in Galle on Wednesday before he hangs up his boots.

“The proposal has been under consideration,”Rohana Abeyaratne confirmed. “We have forwarded the idea to the eight-member advisory board and once it gets approved, the postal-stamp, figuring Sangakkara will be released.

Sri Lanka Post has a history of commemorating the nation’s cricket greats. It issued nine stamps and a Special Cover for cricket starting from 1996 World Cup win, 1996 - 4 stamps World Cup Win, 2007 - 2 stamps World Cup, - 2 stamps World Cup Runners-Up, - 1 stamp Muthiah Muralitharan, 2014 - 1 Special Cover Mahela.

“We are planning issue set of 12 stamps on “Cricket Legends of Sri Lanka” in this year depicting Test Cricket captains up to Sangakkara,” the Post Master General concluded.

Bipin Dani

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