The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) issued in for circulation, 100 Rupee Currency Notes in a series of notes that started in 1991 on theme Sri Lanka Heritage.
|Theme||Sri Lanka Heritage|
|Colors||:Front – Orange with dark brown and Yellow and Pink in background
:Back – Dark Brown with Orange with a bit of yellow and pink or later Orange with a bit of yellow, pink and green.
Decorative Pot (Manjusawa) on right, Moonstone above decorate in lower center with Guard Stone on left with flower design above with bead loop on left.
Within a decorative border and center, Numeric 100 at upper two and lower right corners.
Sigiriya Rock in background with, four women with baskets on their back picking tea leaves and a pair of parakeets on foliage. On upper panel Divided flower with leaves. Bead Loop top left of center of lower panel.
Within a decorative border, Numeric 100 at top left and Bottom right.
Thin polyester thread of 1 mm width embedded in note. Micro-printing background pattern.
|Watermark||Lion from national Flag standing facing left with sword in right paw, outlined darker than paper.|
|Printer||Thomas de la rue|
|Size||143 x 71.5 mm|
|Date of Issue||started in 1991|
The 1992-07-01 dated Rs 100 note has three Varieties. The Back of Note was changed from a Dark Brown to Orange for the second order with prefix between J/53 and J/73. The J in the Prefix was also made wider but was changed back in the third order.
The 1991-01-01 dated Rs 100 note did not have a DOT in the Thamil Thamil word Rupay which was written in error as ரூபாய and was corrected to ரூபாய் within the First Million Notes, after the error was noticed. There is also some low Serial numbers where the Dot seems to have been added by hand. All the notes in the comparison on left has J/1 Preffix. The No Dot variety is rare.
|Finance Minister||CBSL Governor||First Serial #||Mintage
|Thamil Dot added|
|Orange Back – Wide J|
|Rs.100||2001-12-12||K.N. Choksy||A.S.Jayawardena||J/236 000001||100,000||Z/4|
|Rs.100||2004-07-01||Sarath Amunugama||Sunil Mendis||J/336 000001||55,250||Z/4|
|Rs.100||2005-11-19||Mahinda Rajapaksa||Sunil Mendis||J/391 250001||140,000||Z/4|
|Rs.100||2006-07-03||Mahinda Rajapaksa||Ajith Nivard Cabral||J/531 25001||50,000||Z/4|