Central Bank of Sri Lanka issues a commemorative 1000 Rupees banknote to mark the 70th Independence Celebration

A new Rs. 1000 commemorative note has been issued by Central Bank of Sri Lanka this week, designed and printed by De La Rue.

The commemorative note is in keeping with the original design of the Rs. 1000, but includes some new designs including the Celebrating Diversity logo, images of a Temple, Mosque, Tamil Kovil and a Church, and the prefix appearing as S70. Below shows the Governor of the Central Bank receiving a presentation frame from Superintendent of Currency Mrs Seneviratne and De La Rue.


De La Rue are very proud to have been working in Sri Lanka for over 30 years, with a manufacturing site in the country that employs local people and contributes to the local economy.

De La Rue’s Global Account Director Ruth Euling said: ”We are delighted to be able to partner with Central Bank of Sri Lanka to produce this commemorative note to mark their Independence. It is also a wonderful example of our continued close relationship with Sri Lanka”.

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For further information, please contact:

Sinead Keller Head of Media and PR

e. sinead.keller@delarue.com m. +44 (0)7584 155244


About De La Rue:

De La Rue’s purpose is to enable every citizen to participate securely in the global economy. As a trusted partner of governments, central banks and commercial organisations, De La Rue provides products and services that underpin the integrity of trade, personal identity and the movement of goods. As the world’s largest designer and commercial printer of banknotes, De La Rue designs, manufactures and delivers banknotes, banknote substrates and security features to customers in a world where currency will continue to be a key part of the developing payments eco-system.

De La Rue is the only fully integrated supplier of both paper and polymer banknotes, and creates security features that ensure banknotes are protected against counterfeiting. De La Rue is the world’s largest commercial printer of passports, delivering national and international identity tokens and software solutions for governments in a world that is increasingly focused on the importance of a legal and secure identity for every individual. De La Rue also creates and delivers secure product identifiers and ‘track and trace’ software for governments and commercial customers alike to help to tackle the challenge of illicit or counterfeit goods and the collection of revenue and excise duties.

De La Rue is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LON-DLAR).

For further information visit www.delarue.com

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