1988 -Vijaya Kumaratunga
Sri Lanka - Fantasy note

A Political Fantasy note with image of popular Actor - Politician Vijaya Kumaratunga printed when he was assassinated on 1988 February 16th.

Predominant Color : Green  |  Size : 179 x 85 mm
Denomination : 0000  |  Print : 100 dpi Offset
Printer : K. W. Jayasena

FRONT: Landscape
Colors and layout of Design like the Rs 1000 note of 1988 which had been in circulation since 1981. In Sinhala Sri Lanka People's Son on top center banner with two lines of Tamil Text below. To left of center below in three 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 Our Honours Tribute Signed below in Sinhala K. W. Jayasena, with date 1988-02-16 which is the Date of his Assassination. Two words in Tamil on bottom center design. Portrait Photograph of Vijaya Kumartunga in white circle on left. 0000 in all four corners. A pair of serial numbers in upper right BIRTH O/9 1945and lower left written as DETH F/16 1988(sic).

BACK: Portrait
Sri Lanka People's Son in Sinhala, below Portrait Photograph of Vijaya Kumaratunga with in an arc belowTribute honours to Prince of Peace. Below on left the Funeral Pyre made of White cloth with flag on top and Pandal to right with Peace Dove in front and mouning crowds below. Two words in Tamil below to left. 0000 in top left and bottom right.

The note design has been finely drawn by hand with the design features and colours of the 1988 Rs 1000 currency note. Printed 2.5% wider and 3% higher 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