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Sri Lanka

 

1979-1992 | 1995-2013

 

 

100 Rupees, 1995

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Front: Urn

Back: Sigiriya rock, an ancient fortress; Tea harvest; rose-ringed parakeets

 

Sigiriya rock

Sigiriya rock

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500 Rupees, 1995

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Front: Drummers

Back: Ruwanwelisaya stupa, Anuradhapura; Orchids

 

Ruwanwelisaya Stupa

Ruwanwelisaya stupa

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1,000 Rupees, 1995

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Front: Elephant with trainer

Back: Temple of the Tooth, Kandy; Peacock

Courtesy ybnotes

 

Temple of the Tooth

Temple of the Tooth

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200 Rupees, 1998 Polymer
Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Independence

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Front: Independence Memorial Hall in Cinnamon Gardens, Colombo

Back: Temple of the Tooth, Kandy

 

Independence Memorial Hall

Independence Memorial Hall

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Temple of the Tooth

Temple of the Tooth

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1,000 Rupees, 2009
Commemorates Sri Lanka's Peace and Prosperity

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Front: Outline of Sri Lanka; Puinkalasa vessel; Mahinda Rajapaksa (1945-), President of Sri Lanka 2005-2015

Back: Flag raising; tank; patrol vessels; Mavil Aru Annicut irrigation canal; Thoppigala mountain

 

20 Rupees, 2010 (2011)

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Front: Recent and early view of port of Colombo; Sri Lanka Serendib scops owl

Back: Ves dancer; Geta Bera drummer

 

50 Rupees, 2010 (2011)

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Front: Newly constructed Sri Lanka-Japan Friendship Peace Bridge alongside the old steel Manampitiya Bridge; Sri Lanka dull blue flycatcher

Back: Patuna dancer and Yak Bera drummer

 

Sri Lanka-Japan Friendship Peace Bridge

Sri Lanka-Japan Friendship Peace Bridge

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100 Rupees, 2010 (2011)

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Front: Norochcholai Power Plant; Laxapana waterfall; Sri Lanka orange billed babbler

Back: Bharatanatyam dancer; Mridangam drummer

 

Norochcholai Power Plant

Norochcholai Power Plant

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500 Rupees, 2010 (2011)

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Front: World Trade Center and Bank of Ceylon Headquarters in Colombo; Ancient Buddhist temple Lankathilaka Viharaya at Kandy; Sri Lanka emerald collared parakeet

Back: Helme dancer; Yak Bera drummer

 

World Trade Center and Bank of Ceylon Headquarters

World Trade Center and Bank of Ceylon Headquarters

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1,000 Rupees, 2010 (2011)

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Front: Newly constructed Ramboda Tunnel with the rock wall at the same location before construction; Sri Lanka hanging parrot

Back: Malpadaya dancer; Dawul Bera drummer

 

Ramboda Tunnel

Ramboda Tunnel

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5,000 Rupees, 2010 (2011)

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Front: Weheragala Dam; Canyon Dam; Sri Lanka yellow eared bulbul

Back: Nagaraksha dancer; Guruluraksha dancer

 

Weheragala Dam

Weheragala Dam

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500 Rupees, 2013
Comemorates the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM)
in Sri Lanka November 15-17, 2013

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Front: World Trade Center and Bank of Ceylon Headquarters in Colombo; Ancient Buddhist temple Lankathilaka Viharaya at Kandy; Sri Lanka emerald collared parakeet

Back: Helme dancer; Yak Bera drummer

Courtesy ziyad174

 

World Trade Center and Bank of Ceylon Headquarters

World Trade Center and Bank of Ceylon Headquarters

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1979-1992 | 1995-2013

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Sri Lanka, situated in the Indian Ocean 18 miles southeast of India, was a British colony known as Ceylon. It became a self-governing dominion of the British Commonwealth in 1948. Changed to the present name in 1972. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Sri Lanka.

 

 

 

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