The Royal Philex Exhibition is the main event in the calendar of the philatelic club. It has been held every year since its inception in 1944, it is considered the oldest Philatelic exhibition in Asia. The exhibition sees the participation of students from grade 3 to 13, as well as many exhibits created by students of other schools.
The exhibition gives the members the opportunity to use what they have learnt about philately throughout the years and create a meaningful exhibit using their collection of stamps. The best three exhibits of the primary, middle and upper school sections are given specials awards and the best overall exhibit is awarded the most reputed A. W. Panchalingam shield while the winner of the best showcase receives the H.L.B. Gomes shield which was awarded since 2018.
The exhibition has been held since 1944, and in early times the exhibition was just confined to the students of a certain section or a grade. Gradually improving today, it is being held in a very large scale, given the fact that this being the oldest philatelic exhibition is South Asia. At first this was an open exhibition to all students of Royal College. The competition was reformed in the year 2009 where age 3 categories were introduced to this exhibition. Since then, competition is being held under the 3 main categories namely primary, middle and upper sections.
Yet again, this year also we conducted the philex exhibition for the 78th consecutive time.
78th Royal Philex Exhibition was unveiled open to the general public on 1st of December by Hon. Attorney General, President’s Counsel Sanjay Rajarathnam who is a distinguished old Royalist.
The 35th Volume of The Royal Philatelist Magazine which is to be the oldest philatelic magazine in South Asia was firstly presented to the chief guest and principal Mr. R.M.M. Rathnayaka
Images from the event
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