1988 - Sirima Bandaranaike
Sri Lanka - Fantasy note

A Political Fantasy note with image of Former Prime Minister Hon Sirima Bandaranaike printed leading upto the 1988 December 19th Presidential Election and 1989 February 15th General Elections of Sri Lanka. Elected first in 1960 she was the First Female Prime Minister in the World.

Predominant Color : Blue and Pink |  Size : 149 x 73 mm
Denomination : 00  |  Print : 100 dpi Offset
Printer : H. A. S. Perera, Publisher.

FRONT: Landscape
Colors and layout of Design like the Rs 50 note of 1988 which had been in circulation since 1982. In Sinhala Sri Lanka Freedom Party on top center banner and a line Tamil Text below. Centered below in four lines of smaller Sinhala text Not a currency note issued on behalf of Sri Lanka Government. This cannot be used for and Money transaction within Sri Lanka Presidential Election Commemoration Signed below in Sinhala H. A. S. Perera, with date 1988-12-19 which is Presidential Election Date. A word in Tamil on bottom center design. A pair of serial numbers in upper left and lower right written as D/19 1988 00 in all four corners.

BACK: Portrait
Sri Lanka Freedom Party in Sinhala, below which two lines of Tamil. Large white flaming Sun, below within circle Portrait Photograph of Mrs Sirima Bandaranaike. Presidential Election Commemoration and Serial D/19 1988. 00 in upper right and lower left.

The note design has been neatly drawn by hand with the design features and colours of the 1988 Rs 50 currency note. Printed about 2% wider and same height by color 150 dpi offset printing.

The fantasy note with 5 others was sold as a group by Harry Gunewardena at a SLNS meeting auction in 200?.

Fantasy note has been scanned at 300 dpi and displayed at 75 dpi