200 Rupee 1998-commemorative

Rs 200 Independence1998

 Ceylon 200 rupee Note 1998 – Sri Lankan polymer 200 rupee commemorative bank note 1998 issued on 4th February 1998 with other three commemorative coins. for 50th Anniversary of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Independence.(first polymer bank note in sri lanka)

1998 - Sri Lanka - 200 rupee note - Front Side

1998 - Sri Lanka - 200 rupee note - Back Side

Basic Details

Theme One country and one nation in harmony progressing towards prosperity under the leadership of His Excellency the President, Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Colors Blue,black,Yellow
Front Progress during 50 years of Independence-An Artist’s impression of Independence Hall in Colombo
Back The National Heritage. An Artist’s impression of Sri Dalada Maligawa(Temple of the Tooth Relic & Octogon) in Kandy
Sequrity Thread -1.2 mm wide windowed clear text security thread with demetalized CBSL 1000
Watermark In transparent window in the shape of a lotus viewed from side: Standing Lion from National Flag, facing left, front right paw raised with vertical sword.
Printer Printed by Australia
Size 146 x 74 mm
Date of Issue 20 May 2009 (17 November 2009)
Printed Years 1998

Folder Design

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

Artist’s impression

In this 200 rupee ( first polymer bank note ) note was issued to Commemomorate the 50th anniversary of independence (1948-1998).commemorative bank note is the first polymer bank note issued in Sri Lanka.As a commemorative issue, only a limited number of notes will be issued. The artwork of the note has been done by Mr Ananda Somathilake and Mr Gamini Mendis under the direction of Mr Albert Dharmasiri attached to the Institute of Aesthetic Studies, University of Kelaniya.

Progress during 50th Anniversary of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Independence
– Free education and health services
Gal Oya development project.
– Electricity development
Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall
Mahaweli development project
– Bandaranaike International Airport
– Telecommunications development
– Investment Promotion Zone
New parliament complex of Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte
– Industrial development
– Development of the Colomho city and the port
– Unity and peace

Back side of this srilanka 200 rupee 1998  : Octagon building(paththirippuwa)at temple of Tooth Rilic in Kandy(Dalada Maligawa)
– Advent of Prince Vijaya (6th Century BC)
– Mahindu Thero arrived to srilanka  and introduceof Buddhism during the reign of King Devanampiyatissa (308 BC)
– Great King Dutugemunu unites Sri Lanka and pays respect to the enemy King Elara and builds the Maha Seva (2nd Century BC)
– Invasion of Sri Lanka by thc Portuguese
– King Kasyapa who  builds his palace at the Sigiriya rock fortress and decorates it with frescoes (6th Century AD)
– the Dutch and conquest by the British King Parakramabahu the Great constructs the Sea of Parakrama (12th Century AD)
– Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Thero hauling down the British Flag at the Kandyan convention (1815 AD)

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