Eminent surgeon and one of Sri Lanka’s most illustrious sons Dr. P.R. Anthonis has been commemorated.
A first day cover and a stamp were issued in Colombo to commemorate his 100th birth anniversary. The Postal Department issued the stamp on the instruction of Minister Jeevan Kumaranatunga. Dr. Anthonis who passed away on 17th December 2009 was a prominent surgeon in Asia. The denomination of the commemorative stamp is five rupees.