The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) issued in for circulation, a 20 Rupee Currency Note in a series of Notes was called Sri Lanka Historical and Development.
|Theme||Sri Lanka Historical and Development|
|Colors||Front – Violet with Green blue brown and red for image on right
Back – Violet with Green blue and brown background decorate.
|Front||Landscape At right is image of the famous Moonstone from the Queen’s Pavilion in Anuradhapura with caption bottom left of it in Sinhala , Thamil , and English MOONSTONE, ANURADHAPURA.
Within a decorative border and center, Numeric 20 at all four corners.center, Numeric 50 at all four corners.
|Back||Portrait Within a decorative border, Numeric 20 at top left and Bottom right.At center is image of the oldest stupa in Anuradhapura, built by King Devanampiyatissa for Prince Mahinda, son of Emperor Asoka of India, who introduced Buddhism to Sri Lanka in the 3rd century BCE. with caption bottom left of it in Sinhala , Thamil , and English THUPARAMA DAGOBA. ANURADHAPURA.
Two cataliya orchids below.
At bottom centered just below horizontal decorate in small script
|Sequrity Thread||Thin polyester thread of 1 mm width embedded in note. Micro-printing background pattern.
UV Printing: Front: Signature, Date and Serial Numbers, in Green. On right outlines of large Flag Lion with Sword in raised right paw with large numeric 20 highlighting design at center in Green
Back: Highlight of tree and background of Stupa and Orchids in Greenish Yellow.
|Watermark||Lion from national Flag standing facing left with sword in right paw, outlined darker than paper.|
|Printer||Bradbury Wilkinson and Company|
|Date of Issue||started in 1987 -01-01|
|Printed Years||1987 – 1990|
|Finance Minister||CBSL Governor||First Serial #||Mintage