Ceylon 100 Rupees banknote 1945 King George VI

Ceylon banknotes 100 Rupees banknote 1945 King George VI
Ceylon currency notes 100 Rupees 1945
Ceylon 100 Rupees banknote 1945 King George VI

King George VI Pictorial One Hundred Rupees BankNote issued by the Board of Commissioners of Currency during WWII. Type has 5 dates with 3 Signature pairs between 1941 and 1947.

Obverse: Purple on blue, Green and brown underprint. Portrait of King George VI on the left, a water-mark panel on the right, and the value in words ONE HUNDRED RUPEES in 3 lines in center and in figures 100 on the top two sides. GOVERNMENT OF CEYLON in an arc above THIS NOTE IS LEGAL TENDER FOR PAYMENT OF ANY AMOUNT in five lines. The date appears above the facsimile signatures of two COMMISSIONERS OF CURRENCY. The value in Sinhala on upper left and Text in Tamil on lower right. The Serial number on the lower left hand side and upper right hand side.
Reverse: Green on a Red and Brown tint underprint with Micro printing text THE GOVERNMENT OF CEYLON. Pictorial at center with caption LAXAPANA WATERFALL with a large rock and steam in foreground and foliage in background. The value in figures 100 slanted on upper two corners on either side of GOVERNMENT OF CEYLON in an arc. Lower the value in Sinhala on left and Text in Tamil on right.

Signatures of Commissioners of Currency: O.E. Goonetilleke & C.H. Collins.
Water-mark: Ratnapura Raised Lion with whip on paper manufactured by Messrs Portals Ltd.
The Notes are 178 by 127 mm i.e. 7 by 5 inches.
Printed by lithography process in India Government Security Press.
The notes were demonetized with all notes dated before 1950 December 31st on 1955 August 26th and ceased to be legal tender with effect 1956 August 31st.
Ceylon Banknotes
20.12.1941-1949 King George VI "This Note is Legal Tender" Issue

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Laxapana Falls
Laxapana Falls is 126 m (413 ft) high and the 8th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 625th highest waterfall in the world. It is situated in Maskeliya area in Nuwara Eliya District, about 16 km (9.9 mi) from Maskeliya town on Maskeliya-Norton Bridge road, in a village called Kiriwan Eliya. It is formed by Maskeliya Oya near the confluence of Kehelgamu Oya and Maskeliya Oya which forms Kelani River. The falls gives its name to twin Hydroelectricity Power stations, Laxapana which generates 50 Megawatt of electricity and New Laxapana which generates 100 Megawatt.
Popular folklore tells this the place where Buddha mended his saffron robe when he was visiting Sri Pada. The name of the Falls derived from Sinhala words of "Laxa" means Hundred thousand and "Pahana" or "Pashana" means rock.