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* Central Bank issues Commemorative Coin to mark the 60th anniversary of Sri Lanka - Japan relations
Mon, Nov 12, 2012, 08:01 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 12, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka today issued a silver commemorative coin of a face value of Rs.1,000 to mark the 60th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Government of Japan.

This is the 57th in the series of commemorative coins issued by the Central Bank.

The coin was officially handed over to President Mahinda Rajapaksa by the Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal today at the Temple Trees.

Minister of External Affairs Prof. G. L. Peiris, Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs Karunathilaka Amunugama, Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Nobuhito Hobo were also present at the occasion.

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.

(Photo by Sudath Silva)



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