Sri Lanka notes to include Tamil text in future

According to an article on Ceylon Today dated 14 September 2012, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka will include Tamil text on banknotes to be issued in the future, in keeping with the country‚Äôs language policy. The new notes will include the words “this currency note issued on behalf the Government of Sri Lanka is valid for any financial transaction within Sri Lanka” in the Tamil language. Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal has agreed to provide equal prominence to all three languages (English, Sinhala, and Tamil) when issuing banknotes in future.

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