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This uncirculated 200 Sri Lankan rupee banknote is issued by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka to commemorate the 50th anniversary of independence in 1998. It is a blue and yellow polymer banknote that is dated 04 February 1998, bears the signatures of Chandrika Kumaranatunga and Amaranda Somasiri Jayawardena, and measures 146 mm x 72 mm. Its obverse side depicts “scenes of progress”—a doctor and nurse, a woman with a scythe, an electrical power tower, the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Victoria Dam, the jumbo jet and control tower at the Bandaranaike International Airport, telecommunication satellite dishes, the Investment Promotion Zone, the new Parliament Complex in Sri-Jayewardenepura-Kotte, the Colombo port and city, two couples with a dove, and churches and temples. Its reverse side depicts “scenes of national heritage”—the octagon building at the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy, the advent of Prince Vijaya, the arrival of Arahant Mahinda and the introduction of Buddhism, the construction of Maha Seya under King Durugemunu, the construction of the palace at Sigiriya Rock under King Kasyapa, the construction of the Sea of Parakrama under King Parakmabahu the Great, the invasion of the Portuguese, the Dutch, and the British, and hauling down of the British flag by Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Thero at the Kandyan Convention. Because it is a polymer banknote, it does not have a security thread. However, it also has a black serial number and a watermark that shows a lion holding a whip within a 200. This note is the first polymer note in Sri Lanka.