Sri Lanka issues first ever 2,000-rupee note
Oct 17, 2006 10:41 AM Category: South Asia
2,000 rupees, 2005-11-02. Issued 17.10.2006. Peach, orange, and lime green on m/c unpt. Signatures: Dr Sarath L B Amunugama, Minister of Finance; Mr Sunil Mendis, Governor. Denomination in Sinhala, Tamil, and English. Security features include red-to-green 4-mm StarChrome windowed security thread, heraldic lion with sword wmk, Cornerstone wmk, registration device, fluorescent ink, microlettering, and intaglio printing. Sigiriya Rock at center, Sesatha (ceremonial flag) at right. Sigiriya fresco and iridescent stripe on back (vertical format). Printer: De La Rue (with imprint). 164 x 82 mm. First ever Rs2,000 (US$18.70) denomination note for Sri Lanka.