The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has issued a commemorative note in the denomination of Rupees 1000 to mark the 70th Independence Day of Sri Lanka on 4 February 2018.
This is the 4th commemorative note that was issued, by the Central Bank.
The size, predominant color and the security features of this commemorative currency note are same as in the current circulating Rs. 1000 note in 11th currency note series except for few changes, the Central Bank said.
On the front of the note Celebrating Diversity logo is appearing at the lower left corner of the note replacing the butterfly in the current circulating Rs. 1000 currency note in 11th currency note series.
Also Images of a Temple, Mosque, Tamil Kovil and a Church are appearing at the center of the note replacing the image of Ramboda Tunnel in the current circulating Rs. 1000 currency note and prefix of the note appears as S70 replacing the prefix S.
On the back of the note the same images remain as in the current circulating Rs. 1000 note in 11th currency note series.
A quantity of 5 million currency notes will be issued and the serial numbers of the notes will be from S70/1 000001 – S70/5 1000000. The date on the note is 2018.02.04.
The currency note will be legal tender in Sri Lanka for the payment of any amount and will be a liability of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka whilst in circulation.
Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy officially presented the Currency note to the Minister of Finance, Mangala Samaraweera yesterday (30th January).