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To mark the 60th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Government of Japan, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has arranged to issue a silver commemorative coin of a face value of Rs.1,000.
This is the 57th in the series of commemorative coins issued by the CBSL and it is minted by the Japan Mint on the request of the Government of Japan. The coin will be officially handed over to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa by the Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal today.

  Comments - 35

  • Hussain Monday, 12 November 2012 04:56 PM

    One 1,000 SL/Rupee coin = 4.83 UK Pounds or US$7.66. So in the context of other currencies this is not such a large amount.

    Appuhamy Monday, 12 November 2012 05:56 AM

    All have missed the point and rushing to criticise the Government. This is supposed to be a silver / commemorative coin and not to be used to buy a bottle of arrack..

    mohamed asfar Monday, 12 November 2012 06:09 AM

    japan deserve this respect. good move.

    Most Wanted Monday, 12 November 2012 06:19 AM

    A 100/200 coin would be cool, but 1000 coin is so prone towards thefts.....

    MAN - SEC Monday, 12 November 2012 07:55 AM


    V.I.S.Jayapalan poet Monday, 12 November 2012 09:55 AM

    you meen the inflation which made 1000 rupees a small money?

    mohame kaleel Monday, 12 November 2012 10:18 AM

    Iranian style president election & iran has this kind of coin as well as iran is our friend too

    Podi Eka Monday, 12 November 2012 11:40 AM

    1 question. pray tell how many will be minted. Small sum of 1 million coins?

    Nishantha Rajapaksa Monday, 12 November 2012 12:34 PM

    ane ban rupiyal 1000th kaasiyak una neda..haiyyo

    Gamaraala Monday, 12 November 2012 05:54 AM

    If the news item is correct, this is supposed to be a Silver coin. So watch out. Otherwise our id...s could be using silver coins to buy a loaf of bread soon.

    Sagara Monday, 12 November 2012 07:06 PM

    When is the 5,000 rupee coin coming out?

    Mahendra Monday, 12 November 2012 07:45 PM

    Danders- easy to rob, easy to drop and easy to drop and roll away from you!! Try to make it a square.

    Lalith Monday, 12 November 2012 07:52 PM

    What a foolish decision! Most of developed countries do away with coin circulation. True, they cold be used for a long time; but high handling cost. Bad for the economy on the long run.

    Neal Tuesday, 13 November 2012 12:00 AM

    damn.. my salary is only worth 12 coins nw... via DM Android App

    Janaki Kalansuriya Tuesday, 13 November 2012 01:16 AM

    The True depiction of being the WONDER OF ASIA!
    What an achievement!!

    xlntgson Tuesday, 13 November 2012 07:47 AM

    Collector's item, but many burglars waiting around!

    RajasH Tuesday, 13 November 2012 07:55 AM

    I dropped my salary!

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    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 12 November 2012 04:54 AM

    The Central Bank should seriously think of phasing out all the coins from 25 cents onwards and start with coins ranging from Rs. 1000.- to reflect the actual current sad situation with regard to our currency. That should definitely keep the beggars too very happy !

    rajev Monday, 12 November 2012 04:10 AM

    May be bus minimum charges will be 1000rs very soon , so Rs 1000 coins will help full use !!!! and my salary is 15000rs ill get 15 coins so funny!!

    Most Wanted Monday, 12 November 2012 04:11 AM

    A coin is enough for a day.....

    Punchi Putha Monday, 12 November 2012 04:39 AM

    At this rate, we will be minting 5000 rupee coin in another year or two.

    Kos Ata Cabraal Monday, 12 November 2012 04:47 AM

    What a mockery of the countrys economic health - a 1000 Rupee coin!

    Public Abilik Monday, 12 November 2012 04:48 AM

    Now if only they also made a Rs. 500 Coin. All employers can give their employees just 3 coins (thuttu dekahamara) to live according to Bandula's recommended life style. :D

    Andrew Pitugala Monday, 12 November 2012 04:48 AM

    There are many who cannot afford to possess a Rs.1000/- coin, where as they will be gifted to all the top people and will be a collector's item..

    Abdul Monday, 12 November 2012 04:50 AM

    People don't like to keep even the 10 rupee coin because they get messed up with 2 Rupee; hopefully this will be only for commemorating & nothing after that; A Stamp could have been a better idea

    OMG Monday, 12 November 2012 04:50 AM

    The way things are going the beggars at traffic lights will be throwing back the 1000 rupee coins at our faces, like they throw one rupee and two rupee coins now.

    A. S. iuthayakumar Monday, 12 November 2012 04:08 AM

    What an advanced thinking on the economy of Lanka!!

    Nodrog Monday, 12 November 2012 04:57 AM

    A family of 3 can survive a month with 7.5 of these coins.

    Nimal Monday, 12 November 2012 05:04 AM

    Today my baby accidentally swallowed one thousand rupees

    Ranjith Monday, 12 November 2012 05:07 AM

    According to Bandula's theory. Reflects the real vailue of Rupee.

    Poet Monday, 12 November 2012 05:11 AM

    Guys, just don't find fault with averything in
    Life only shows how unhappy you are . This coin is a mere commemorative release - not for public . Here have been many coins before with the face value 500, 1000, 5000. E wry central. Bank does this .how can Sri Lanka or these. Individuals go anywhere with nagging people like this

    Shaan Monday, 12 November 2012 05:17 AM

    Wow... Just the thing Sri Lanka wants right now....

    Yohan Perera Monday, 12 November 2012 05:19 AM

    I agree with the Poet. Lets not babble just because God gave us a mouth. Lets not leave comments just because we have the freedom of expression...

    Nina H. Kamal Monday, 12 November 2012 05:29 AM

    It was always risky carrying notes in your wallet, a few minted coins in your pocket does not harm, neither the budget nor the CB!!! Lets keep our beggars/pickpocketers happy!

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