The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) issued in for circulation, a 500 Rupee Currency Note in a series of Notes was called Sri Lanka Historical and Development.
|Theme||Sri Lanka Historical and Development|
|Colors||Front – Brown with Pink, Blue, Yellow and Orange in background
Back – Brown with Green leaves background decorate.
At right is image of the Elephant facing left with rider from the entrance to the Dalada Maligawa in Kandy. with caption below centered of it in Sinhala , Thamil , and English STONE SCULPTURE, TEMPLE OF THE TOOTH RELIC, KANDY .
At center is image of the ancient dagaba with caption bottom center of it in Sinhala , Thamil , and English ABHAYAGIRI STUPA, ANURADHAPURA.
. Foliage with red flowers on top and foliage with a bird at the bottom
Within a decorative border, Numeric 500 at top left and Bottom right.
|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 500 highlighting design at center. UV-printing in front of Notes issued with date 1987-01-01 is in Yellow, while the later dates 1988-11-21 1989-02-21 and 1990-04-05 is in Green
Back: Highlight of Stupa, foliage at bottom and decorate around watermark panel 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|
|Size||165 x 79 mm|
|Date of Issue||started in 1987 -01-01|
|Printed Years||1987 – 1990|
|Finance Minister||CBSL Governor||First Serial #||Mintage
|Rs.500||1987-01-01||Ronnie de Mel||Warnasena Rasaputram||B/1 000001||5,000||(R/7)|