United States Marines depicts on New 1000 Rupee Note of Sri Lanka ?

Bookmark United States Marines depicts on New 1000 Rupee Note of Sri Lanka ?

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka issued a commemorative note in the denomination of Rupees 1000 to mark the ushering of peace and prosperity to Sri Lanka, on 17th November 2009.

The obverse depicts the image of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, which is to the right of the note. A map of Sri Lanka with the rising sun in the background and a “Punkalasa” with ears of paddy at center left. The valiant contribution made by armed forces is the theme on the reverse of the note. The design at the center depicts the hoisting of the national flag by members of the security forces. Images of the Mavil Aru annicut and Thoppigala rock (Baron’s Cap) that were turning points of humanitarian operations of the security forces appear in the background.

When we closely look at the hoisting of the national flag by members of the security forces, we have to flashback our memories. Is it really depicting the hoisting of the national flag by the security forces of Sri Lanka ?

Yes, but this is not a genuine design. Sarath Nanda Silva, PC was the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka expressed this view in a TV program ( ’78 Rata karawana liyawilla, Sirasa TV – 2009/12/23). As per his statement, this is a copy of Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima.

Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima is a historic photograph taken on February 23, 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. It depicts five United States Marines and a U.S. Navy corpsman raising the flag of the United States atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.

The photograph was extremely popular, being reprinted in thousands of publications.

Later, it became the only photograph to win the Pulitzer Prize for Photography in the same year as its publication, and came to be regarded in the United States as one of the most significant and recognizable images of the war, and possibly the most reproduced photograph of all time. this is also a reproduced photo of  Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima but published as a own or genuine creation of central bank of Sri lanka.

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21 Replies to “United States Marines depicts on New 1000 Rupee Note of Sri Lanka ?”

  1. The Minister of Finance have put his own picture in a 1000Rs note.
    it is a very cheap work done by MR. in the future you may see 500/= notes of Gota,Basil. 200/= notes of Shiranthi. 100/= notes of Namal and 50/=,20/= and 10/= notes of the current ministers.
    It is very sad MR is making Sri Lanka as the most funniest country in the world.

    1. Come on Guy,
      This is a personal poster printed overnight & exclusively targeted the forthcoming election. Trust me….have anybody noticed the quality of this note ?
      It is very easily counterfeit by any fool.Security features are minimal.Have you noticed the colour difference of the national flag printed in both faces?
      Did you see that vessel sailing on mountain [Thoppigala] ever before? Just see the reverse of this note….
      Now think who is Gon ……

  2. What a state this govt has come to. Now the latest logo is “Api Than Rata Hadamu” well what did they do all this time? then terrorism is over and why do we need all this secirity? when are we going to develop I mean the country and not the individuals.. curruption where ever we look.. it reminds me of the book 1984 by George Owell.. this country is coming to a state like that (I mean this novel) but we need a change definetly for the better.. So I pray that 2010 will never be the same and we all need to make that change.. Not a new currency note but a new change in the country for the better……….

  3. ohhh Gonseka… gonseka… there can be many more notes ( not even US) where we can see soldiers hoiting their contry flag… mee mee harak relata eka terenne nathi hati… Gonsekage mole hatiyata munge mole gana ahanna deyak nee… cheap… cheapp

      1. @ Gajaman-noona…
        very true.
        i think you got that right and you know who is MEE HARAKA.
        Yanne koheda malle pol wage thama.
        MR baya wela thiyana hatiyata ithin uge mee harak rala baya novi indida…
        aluth 1000/= note ekath MR wagema cheap

        i realy feel that new 1000/= has no value.
        have a look at the old green 1000/= note.(used to called MONARU)see how rich is that.
        compare that with the new note(tell me what do you really feel)

        parana ekata MONARU kiwwe eke monarek inna nisa needa.dan ekata HORU kiyanna puluwan mokada eke inne PAL HOREK……

    1. there are two kind of peoples in this world
      1.who know that they don’t know anything.
      and
      2.who don’t know that they don’t know anything.
      you people(Ruwan Pathirana and damith) well suits in the 2nd category.
      well I am not sure even you’ll understand this simple theory.

      Ruwan Pathirana and damith
      listen to your conscience once in while you’ll see you all have fooled your self only for material values etc.
      Stand up like men and listen to a story carefully don’t get hyper easily,think deep before comment.
      Hope you will stand with truth in future guys,because its the right time.
      best of luck!

  4. Since the raising the Flag on Iwo Jima photographed, it became a symbol of freedom and victory world wide. Can you guys close your eyes and forget all the politics and image/picture this military guys raising the flag of our motherland (after ending 30 year war) for a minute and think what kind of a feeling you get. There is no doubt its a patriotic feeling. So stop the bullshit.

  5. mewa nikan moda katha MR dinanawa kollane eke 2k ne
    ugathu hinda rata sanwardanaya karanna be kiuwe sarath fonseka a noogathu chande illanne a nisa den

  6. O god. MR is every cheap thing to collec votes. These r the sighns v c whn some1 is on the verg of losing a game. MR is so damn Pathetic.

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