2010 - Sri Lanka - 1000 Rupee note
Development, Prosperity and Sri Lanka Dancers

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) issued, for circulation, a new series of currency notes on the theme "Development, Prosperity and Sri Lanka Dancers" on 2011 February 4th, dated 2010-01-01.
Front: Landscape
ශ්‍රී ලංකා මහ බැංකුව in Sinhala at Top center, with it in Tamil and English CENTRAL BANK OF SRI LANKA on next line. Legend in 3 lines
ශ්‍රී ලංකාණ්ඩුව වෙනුවෙන් නිකුත් කරන ලද මේ
මුදල් නෝට්ටුව ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ඈතුළත ඕනෑම මුදල් ගණනක්
ගෙවිම සඳහා නිතියෙන් වලංගුය
Facsimile signatures above මුදල් ඈමති, and the මහ බැංකුවේ අධිපති , with date YYYY-MM-DD below. Horizontal Black Serial number on upper left and vertical Red Serial number on right. Sri Lankan Lion with sword to upper right.
An artist's impression of newly constructed RAMBODA TUNNEL with the rock wall at the same location before construction to upper left. Illustrated are the Sri Lanka bird Hanging Parrot to the right, and the butterfly, White Four Ring to the lower left. Numeric 1000 at upper left and lower right. At bottom center the value රුපියල් දාහයි in Sinhala, Tamil and English ONE THOUSAND RUPEES. The security thread is a Starchrome with 2.5 mm width, which changes colour from red to green with the letters CBSL RS1000
Back: Portrait
Numeric 1000 at upper left and lower right. ශ්‍රී ලංකා මහ බැංකුව in Sinhala and in Tamil and English CENTRAL BANK OF SRI LANKA in 3 line. රුපියල් දාහයි in Sinhala, Tamil and English ONE THOUSAND RUPEES in 3 lines at lower left. A drawing of Malpadaya dancer and a Dawul Bera drummer. The Rathnaprasadaya guard stone is on the upper right, on a vertical Band with a stylized floral motif, Dvithva Liya Vela. A map of Sri Lanka appears in the background centered to the left.
Predominant Color : Green  |  Size : 148 x 67 mm
Serial Prefix : S  |  Replacement Prefix: Z/6
Floresent Fiber : Yellow & Red |  Braile : Five Dots
Date on BankNoteFinance MinisterCBSL GovernorRange of Serial #Mintage
in K
2010-01-01Mahinda RajapaksaAjith Nivard CabraalS/1 000001 - S/195 1000000195,000
2015-02-04Ravi KarunanayakeA. MahendranS/196 000001 - S/344 750000148,750

Ramboda Tunnel
Ramboda pass tunnel is the longest road tunnel in Sri Lanka and is located in Gampola - Nuwara Eliya Road. The tunnel spans over 225 m in length and 7 m wide. The road improvement project was funded by the Government of Japan and implemented in collaboration with the Road Development Authority of Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot - Loriculus beryllinus
Sri Lanka Giramalitta (Sinhala)
Ilangai Chinna kili (Thamil)
The Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot is an endemic species, which is seen in the wetter parts of the country. It is a small, mainly green, hanging parrot, with a short tail. The adult has a red crown and rump. The nape and back have an orange tint. The chin and throat are pale blue. This bird is strictly arboreal and is found in forests and gardens.
The White Four Ring - Ypthima ceylonica
Sithirisiwwa (Sinhala)
The White Four Ring is found all over the island. It flies close to the ground. Its four wings are dark brown and lower half of the hind wings are white. There is a prominent eye spot ringed in yellow towards the tip of its four wings. The under side of the hind wings are grayish white with prominent spots of which the number and size varies.
Rathnaprasada guard stone
The guard stone at the Rathnaprasadaya of the Abhayagiri Viharaya in Anuradhapura is considered the most exquisite guard stone. This guard stone is carved with a Nagaraja symbol, which carries a pot of plenty in the left hand and a bunch of flowers in the right hand.
Dvithva Liya vela
Traditional Sinhalese art has a floral motifs depicted with two similar creepers called Dvithva liya vela. These flower bands are combined or run parallel to each other in a regular pattern.
Malpadaya Netuma
Malpadaya Netuma belongs to the Sabaragamuwa dance form. It is associated with the ritual known as Gammaduwa to propitiate the Pattini goddess in order to obtain a good harvest, Immunity and relief from infectious diseases The main drum used is the Davula
Davul Beraya (Davula)
Davul Beraya is a cylindrical drum, which is shorter than Geta Beraya and Yak Beraya. This drum is accompanied in the Sabaragamuwa dance tradition and often used in Buddhist temples. The right side is played with a stick known as Kadippu and left is prayed with the hand. This drum is also used in Ana Bera (for communication).

Text edited from Press Releases of the CBSL. Images as in full page colour advertisements published in local newspapers.