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History of Communication

There is evidence that people in the past utilized various tools to exchange messages among them. The concept of “The Post” had been originally used by Egyptian historians. (B.C 4000 - 2500). They exchanged messages using crafted clay plates and boards.

The use of characters spread of governments, international trade activities and urbanizations led to further expansion of communication systems. The Kings deployed their aides, messengers, and emissaries, to send their orders, and mandates in and outside of their kingdoms.

Gradually an organized mail exchange system was established in the 16 centaury B.C. in many parts of the world.

During the past 200 years of postal evolution in Sri Lanka nationally and internationally, Valuable apparatus, equipment and tools which were used for the purpose of Postal Services have also been displayed in this museum.