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Sri Lanka

 

1979-1992 | 1995-2013

 

 

2 Rupees, 1979

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5 Rupees, 1979

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20 Rupees, 1979

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5 Rupees, 1982

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10 Rupees, 1982

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Front: Temple of the Tooth in Kandy

Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple located in the royal palace complex which houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha.

Back: Shrine

 

Temple of the Tooth

Temple of the Tooth

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20 Rupees, 1990

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Front: Moonstone

Back: A Dagoba Shrine

Dagoba, a dome-shaped memorial alleged to contain relics of Buddha or a Buddhist saint; stupa; chaitya.

 

A Dagoba Shrine

A Dagoba Shrine

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100 Rupees, 1988

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Front: Stone carving of lion

Back: New Parliament complex, built in 1982, in Jayawardenapura

 

New Parliament complex

New Parliament complex

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10 Rupees, 1991

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Front: Sinhalese Chinze

Back: Presidential Secretariat building in Colombo

 

Presidential Secretariat building

Presidential Secretariat building

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50 Rupees, 1992

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1979-1992 | 1995-2013

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Sri Lanka, situated in the Indian Ocean 18 miles southeast of India, was a British colony known as Ceylon. It became a self-governing dominion of the British Commonwealth in 1948. Changed to the present name in 1972. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Sri Lanka.

 

 

 

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