The issuance of Circulation Standard Commemorative coin to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Faculty of Medicine
The Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo or ‘the Colombo Medical School’ was established in 1870 by the then Governor Sir Hercule Robinson. The faculty is the second oldest Medical College in South Asia which served as the single pioneer center in the field of medical education for more than a century in Sri Lanka. A circulation standard commemorative coin with a face value of Rs. 20 was issued as one of the events organized to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Faculty. This circulation standard commemorative coin can be used for payments in Sri Lanka.
|The Crest of the Faculty of Medicine is depicted at the center of the coin. Number “150” in large numerals appear above the logo and years “1870-2020” in small numerals appear below the logo. Words “Colombo Medical Faculty” in English, Sinhala and Tamil appears along the periphery.||The face value “20” in large numerals with the words “Twenty Rupees” in Sinhala, Tamil and English appears at the middle of the coin. The words “Sri Lanka” in English, Sinhala, and Tamil appears along the periphery on the upper edge of the coin. The year “2020” is indicated at the bottom edge of the coin.|
|DETAILS AND SPECIFICATIONS|
|Year on Coin||2020||Mintage||500,000 pieces|
|Metal||Nickel-plated Steel||Shape||Seven Lobed|
|Diameter||28 mm||Thickness||2 mm|
The first coin was officially presented to His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the President of Sri Lanka by Hon. Ajith Nivard Cabraal, Governor of CBSL at the Presidential Secretariat with the Presence of Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne, Vice-Chancellor, University of Colombo on 21 March 2022 at the Presidential Secretariate.
The coin with the souvenir is available at the Souvenir outlet of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.
For more details contact:
Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo:
Dean’s Office Tel: +94 11 269 5300
Fax: +94 112 691 581