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Sri Lanka 200 Rupee Banknote 1998 (50 years of Independence commemorative banknote)

Date: 04-Feb-98
Type: Banknote
Country: Sri Lanka

Primary Colour: Blue
Dimensions: 146.5 x 73.0mm
Material: Polymer
Watermark: A lion holding a sword
Obverse: Progress during 50 years of Independence
Reverse: National Heritage
Artwork: Ananda Somathilake & Gamini Mendis

Independence

Item: BN-LK-98010-A
Grade: UNC
Price (AUD): $37.92

Sri Lanka 200 Rupee Banknote 1998 (50 years of Independence commemorative banknote)
Sri Lanka 200 Rupee Banknote 1998 (50 years of Independence commemorative banknote)

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The Banknote 'Sri Lanka 200 Rupee Banknote 1998 (50 years of Independence commemorative banknote)' is an item in the well preserved collection of Ceylon & Sri Lanka Banknotes. The Banknote is from Sri Lanka. The item in the collection of Ceylon & Sri Lanka Banknotes is available in grade UNC (Uncirculated). The Banknote 'Sri Lanka 200 Rupee Banknote 1998 (50 years of Independence commemorative banknote)' is dated 4th February 1998. The Banknote belongs to the 'Independence' catagory.

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka issued a 200 Rupee Commemorative Polymer Note to mark the 50th Anniversary of Sri Lanka regaining Independence in 1998. The obverse of the note depict Free Education & Health Services, Gal Oya Development Project, Electricity Development, the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Investment Promotion Zone, Mahaweli Development Project, Bandaranaike International Airport, Telecommunications Development, New Parliament Complex of Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte, Industrial Development, Development of the Colombo City and the Colombo Port, Unity & Peace under the theme of 'Progress During 50 Years of Independence'. The reverse of the note depicts the theme of 'The National Heritage' though images of Advent Prince Vijaya, Arrival of Arahant Mahinda & introduction of Buddhism during the reign of King Devanampiyatissa, King Dutugamunu unites Sri Lanka and pays respect to the enemy King Elara and builds the Maha Seya, King Kasyapa builds his palace at the Sigiriya rock fortress and decorates it with frescoes, King Parakramabahu the Great constructs the Sea of Parakrama, Invasion of Sri Lanka by the Portuguese and the Dutch and conquest by the British, Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Thero hauling down the British Flag at the Kandyan convention. As at 2015, this is the only Polymer note printed.

As with all Sri Lankan currency the lettering is in Sinhala, Tamil & English.

නිදහස, சுதந்திரம், Independence
ශ්‍රී ලංකා මහ බැංකුව, இலங்கை மத்திய வங்கி, CENTRAL BANK OF SRI LANKA
රුපියල් දෙසියයි, இருநூறு ரூபாய், TWO HUNDRED RUPEES

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