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New Currency Note Series of Central Bank of Sri Lanka
Rs. 20 Rs.50 Rs. 100 Rs. 500 Rs.1000 Rs. 5000 Security Features
Twenty Rupee Note
Predominant colour : Maroon
Dimensions : 128 x 67 mm
Back of the Note
On the back of the note, when viewed vertically, is depicted a Ves Netuma dancer and a Geta Bera drummer at the center. A guard stone with a Punkalasa (Pot of plenty), which is a symbol of prosperity, is on the top right of the note. A stylized floral motif, Liya vela appears along the right side of the note.
Front of the Note
On the front of the note at the center is depicted an artistís impression of the recent view of the Port of Colombo and an early view of the Port in the background. The bird, Sri Lanka Serendib Scops Owl (Otus thilohoffmanni) appears on the right side of the note and the butterfly, the Baronet (Symphaedra nais) appears on the lower left corner of the note.
Fifty Rupee Note
Predominant colour : Blue
Dimensions : 133 x 67 mm
Back of the Note
On the back of the note, when viewed vertically, a Vadiga Patuna dancer who belongs to the Low Country-dance form and a Yakbera drummer appear at the centre. To the top right of the note appears a Punkalasa guard stone and a Liya vela appears along the right side of the note.
Front of the Note
On the front appears, an artist’s impression of the newly constructed bridge at Manampitiya, alongside the old bridge common to both vehicles and trains. An ancient railway arch bridge in Sri Lanka appears in the background. To the right of the note is depicted the bird, Sri Lanka Dull Blue Flycatcher (Eumyias sordida) and the butterfly, The Blue Oakleaf (Kallima philarchus) appears on the lower left side of the note.
Hundred Rupee Note
Predominant colour : Orange
Dimensions : 138 x 67 mm
Back of the Note
On the back of the note, when viewed vertically, a Bharatanatyam dancer and a Mridangam drummer are depicted in the centre. A ‘Naga” guard stone appears to the top right of the note and a double floral design called Dvithva liya vela appears along the right side of the note.
Front of the Note
On the front of the note is depicted an artist’s impression of the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant Project and the Laxapana waterfall with power cables surrounding it in the background. The bird, Sri Lanka Orange Billed Babbler (Turdoides rufescens) appears on the right side of the note and the butterfly, the Autumn Leaf (Doleschallia bisaltidae) appears on the lower left side.
Five Hundred Rupee Note
Predominant colour : Purple
Dimensions : 143 x 67 mm
Back of the Note
On the back of the note, when held vertically, a Thelme Netuma dancer and a Yak Bera drummer are depicted. On the top right of the note appears a Padmanidhi guard stone and a Dvithva liya vela along the right side of the note.
Front of the Note
The front of the note depicts an artist’s impression of the World Trade Center and Bank of Ceylon headquarters in the city of Colombo and the ancient Buddhist temple ‘Lankathilaka Viharaya’ at Kandy in the background. The bird Sri Lanka Emerald Collared Parakeet (Layard’s Parakeet - Psittacula calthropae) is depicted on the right of the note and on the lower left side appears the butterfly, The Ceylon Indigo Royal (Tajuria arida).
Issue of a Commemorative note to mark the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Sri Lanka
Thousand Rupee Note
Predominant colour : Green
Dimensions : 148 x 67 mm
Back of the Note
On the back of the note, when viewed vertically, a Malpadaya Netuma dancer and a Davul Bera drummer are depicted. On the top right a guard stone with guardian deities appears and a Dvithva liya vela appears along the right side of the note.
Front of the Note
On the front of the note, an artist’s impression of the newly constructed Ramboda Tunnel is depicted with the rock wall at the same location before construction, in the background. The Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot (Loriculus beryllinus) is depicted to the right side of the note and the butterfly, the White Four Ring (Ypthima ceylonica) appears to the lower left side.
Five Thousand Rupee Note
Predominant colour : Gold
Dimensions : 153 x 67 mm
Back of the Note
On the back of the note, when viewed vertically, a Nagaraksha dancer and a Guruluraksha dancer are depicted. The Rathnaprasadaya guard stone appears to the top right of the note and the Kalpavrksha floral design appears along the right side of the note.
Front of the Note
On the front of the note is an artist’s impression of the Weheragala Dam and the Canyon Dam appears in the background. The bird, Sri Lanka Yellow Eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus penicillatus) is depicted on the right side of the note and the butterfly Lemon Migrant (Catopsilia Pomona) appears on the left hand side of the note.
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