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Sri Lanka 200 Rupees 1998

Item Code: LK-114

Progress of Sri Lanka during 50 years of Independence (1948-1998); The National heritage.

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.

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Dimensions: Banknote: 147 x 73 mm; Booklet: 218 x 131 mm

Obverse: Progress of Sri Lanka during 50 years of 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 Colombo city and the port
Unity and peace.


Reverse: The National heritage:

- Advent of Prince Vijaya (6th Century B.C.)

- Arrival of Arahant Mahinda and introduction of Buddhism
during the reign of King Devanampiyatissa (308 B.C.)

- King Dutugemunu unites Sri Lanka and pays respect to the
enemy King Elara and builds the Maha Seya (2nd Century B.C.)

- King Kasyapa builds his palace at the Sigiriya rock fortress and
decorates it with frescoes (6th Century A.D.)

- King Parakramabahu the Great constructs the Sea
of Parakrama (12th Century A.D.)

- Invasion of Sri Lanka by the Portuguese and the Dutch
(16th - 17th Century A.D.) and conquest by the British (19th Century A.D.)

- Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Thero hauling down the
British Flag at the Kandyan convention (1815 A.D.).

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