Sri Lanka issues silver coin to mark relations with Japan

Susantha Ratnayake, Chairman, BOI formally presents the Certificate of Registration to Indra Silva, Chairman, Indra Hotels and Resorts Kandy (Pvt) Ltd

Nov 12, 2012 (LBO) – Sri Lanka will issue a silver commemorative coin with a face value of 1,000 rupees to mark 60 years of diplomatic relations with Japan, the Central Bank said. Minted at the Japan Mint, it has a diameter of 35 millimetres and weighs 20 grams.

The obverse of the coin has a coloured picture of Sri Lanka’s Upper Kotmale Hydro Power project, which was funded by Japan.

Central Bank Governor Nivard Cabraal will present a coin to President Mahinda Rajapaksa later today.

A limited number of coins will be on sale at the Central Bank head office in Colombo, regional offices and the money museums at Rajagiriya for 12,500 rupees.

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