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Central (CBSL) bank to issue new Currency Notes Series on the Independence Day 4th Feb
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka announced today that a new currency note series will be issued on February 4 with the theme of development, prosperity and Sri Lankan dancers.According to the Central Bank of Sri Lanka the new currency note series will have a watermark depicting a different bird which is the same bird portrayed in the note. In addition the value in numerals appears vertically as a highlighted watermark.
The security threads are different for each denomination and have the letters “CBSL” and the value. The width of the windowed Star chrome thread which changes colour from red to green in Rs. 5000, Rs. 1000 and Rs. 500 are 3mm, 2.5mm and 2mm respectively. The thread in the Rs. 100, Rs. 50 and Rs. 20 is embedded in the currency note.
The Cornerstone watermark appears in the form of diagonal bars at each corner of every currency note. When the note is held up to the light the numeral value of the note on the front comes together in perfect register with the reverse on the back of the note.
A vertical order of heavily printed dots (with one dot for a Rs 20 currency note) processing according to the denomination appears on the left hand side of the currency note to help the visually impaired to recognize the denomination, the Central Bank said.
However the bank noted that the currency notes which are currently already in circulation will continue to be valid.-nn