2010 - Sri Lanka - 100 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 NOROCHCHOLAI COAL POWER PLANT and an early view of Laxapana waterfall with surrounding power cables to upper left. Illustrated are the Sri Lanka bird Orange Billed Babbler to the right, and the butterfly, Autumn Leaf to the lower left. Numeric 100 at upper left and lower right. At bottom center the value රුපියල් සියයයි in Sinhala, Tamil and English ONE HUNDRED RUPEES. The security thread is a thin polyester thread embedded in to the note with the letters CBSL RS100.
Back: Portrait
Numeric 100 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 සියයයි in Sinhala, Tamil and English ONE HUNDRED RUPEES in 3 lines at lower left. A drawing of Bharatanatyam dancer and a Mridangam drummer. A Naga guard stone with a Seven hooded Cobra 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 : Orange  |  Size : 138 x 67 mm
Serial Prefix : U  |  Replacement Prefix: Z/4
Floresent Fiber : Yellow  |  Braile : Three Dots
Date on BankNoteFinance MinisterCBSL GovernorRange of Serial #Mintage
in K
2010-01-01Mahinda RajapaksaAjith Nivard CabraalU/1 000001 - U/210 1000000210,000
2010-01-01Mahinda RajapaksaAjith Nivard CabraalU/211 000001 - U/315 1000000105,000
2015-02-04Ravi KarunanayakeA. MahendranU/316 000001 - U/465 1000000150,000

UV Coated post print varnish is applied on Rs. 100/- currency notes from U/211 onwards and these notes are slightly thicker.

Norochcholai coal power plant
The Norochcholai coal power plant is a lead project of the government to enhance economic growth and ensure balanced regional development through cost effective power sector development. It is expected that this first coal power plant in Sri Lanka will cater to the increasing demand of electricity initially by 300 MW with an ultimate capacity of 900 MW when fully developed.
Laxapana Waterfall
Laxapana waterfall, one of the beautiful creations of Mother Nature is 129m high and is situated in Hatton area in the Nuwara Eliya district. It is formed by the Maskeliya Oya. The fall gives rise to twin hydroelectricity power stations, Laxapana and New Laxapana.
Sri Lanka Orange -billed Babbler - Turdoides rufescens
Sri Lanka Ratu Demalichcha (Sinhala)
llangai Sevvalahu Velaikkara Kuruvi (Thamil)
Sri Lanka Orange -billed Babbler is an old world babbler with soft fluffy plumage, short rounded wings and a weak flight. It is distinguished from its rufous colouration and orange beak and legs. It is an endemic, common in the wet zone forests and adjacent gardens. This bird is categorized as vulnerable by the IUCN.
The Autumn Leaf - Doleschallia bisaltidae
Sarakolaya (Sinhala)
As its name suggests its wings are similar to the bright amber coloured leaves. It has bright orange colour forewings and its underside resembles a dead leaf, which gives it greater measure of camouflage. Its camouflage makes it harder to spot.
Naga guard stone
The cobra was considered as the guardian of water and treasure. It is suggested that the guard stone carved with the nagaraja symbol at the entrance to ancient buildings represents protection to the building. The sculpture of multi-headed cobra incorporates the belief that when people die they are reincarnated as cobras to protect the treasures.
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.
Bharatanatyam is a classical Indian dance form popular in Sri Lanka. In ancient India, the devadasis had performed Bharatanatyam in Tamil Nadu. Women wear a typical saree in the dance performance, men have bare chest and wear a dhoti-like outfit in the lower part of the body. It is performed with the knees of the dancers bent and the dance form uses hand movements to convey different kinds of emotions to the audience. The main drum used is the Mridangam
The Mridangam is a doubleesided drum used as accompaniment in the Bharatanatyam dances. It is also the main percussion instrument used in Carnatic concerts.

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

Shehan Patterson has observed that the image of female dancer doing the Bharatanatyam on the back of the Rs100/- note has been drawn with only 4 fingers. On the hand stretched above the head the thumb could be hidden from view. But the hand close to the body could not have any fingers hidden from view, based on the pose and the different heights of fingers.

I wonder if this error would get corrected and this first issue become rare like the 1991 Rs100 note where there was a missing dot in a Thamil character.