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* Commemorative Coin to mark the 60th anniversary of Sri Lanka - Japan relations presented to President
Mon, Nov 12, 2012, 11:25 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 12, Colombo: The Governor of Sri Lanka's Central Bank Ajith Nivard Cabraal will present a Commemorative Coin to mark the 60th anniversary of Sri Lanka - Japan relations to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa today at the Temple Trees.

Japan and Sri Lanka established diplomatic relations when the San Francisco Peace Treaty came into force on 28th April 1952. During the past 60 years, the two countries have maintained a strong bond and Japan has been Sri Lanka's largest donor until China surpassed Japan after the end of the war.

The silver commemorative coin of a face value of Rs. 1,000 is the 57th in the series of commemorative coins issued by the Central Bank. The coin is minted by the Japan Mint on the request of the Government of Japan.

In obverse, the coin carries a multi-color print image of the Upper Kotmale Hydropower Project located in the central hills of in Sri Lanka and built with the assistance of Japan.

The words "Sri Lanka - Japan 60 years" in Sinhala, Tamil and English appear on the periphery with the year 2012 at the bottom of the coin.

On the reverse, official logo for the event is placed in the center and the face value of the coin, 1000 at the bottom center with the words "Rupees" and "Sri Lanka" in all there languages on the periphery.

A limited number of coins will be sold by the Central Bank at a price of Rs. 12,500 a coin at the cash counters of the Head Office of the Central Bank.



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