The Rs.1,000 commemorative coin issued to mark the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Sri Lanka government and China, and the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party of China was presented to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa by the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Professor WD Lakshman at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday.
The commemorative coin was issued as a special tribute to the long-standing friendship and strong ties between the two countries.
On the centre of one side of the coin is the front view of the Nelum Pokuna theatre with the national flags of Sri Lanka and China.
The ‘2022’ is shown in large numbers below the theatre.
The coin reads “65 years for Sri Lanka – China” in English, Sinhala and Tamil.
The other side of the coin says ‘1,000 rupees’ and “Chinese Communist Party” in three languages.
The Central Bank has issued 500 gold and 2,000 silver commemorative coins.