It is interesting that so many coins were issued for Golden Jubilee, after it was over 50 year since the end of WWII in 1945 and the start of the United Nations, and independence from British Rule in 1948.
Most Lankan commemorative coins from 1995 to 2001 were issued with respect to 50th anniversaries celebrations. Other than the two coins for the Cricket World Cup, 11 of the 13 coins issued in the seven years between 1995 and 2001 from Sri Lanka have been for 50th Anniversary commemoratives. The issues in these 7 years almost equal to the 14 commemoratives issued in Sri Lanka in the previous 46 years since independence. An sevenfold increase in the rate of commemorative coins issued by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.
See some more comments.
1981 Universal Adult Franchise - 50th Anniversary - Rs 5 coin
1995 United Nations - 50th Anniversary - Rs 5 coin
1995 U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization - FAO 50th Anniversary - Rs 2 coin
1996 United Nations Children's Fund - UNICEF 50th Anniversary - Rs 1 coin
1998 Sri Lanka Independence - 50th Anniversary - Rs 5000 coin - Rs 1000 coin and Rs 10 coin
1999 Sri Lanka Army - 50th Anniversary - Rs 1 coin - frosted proof
2000 Central Bank of Sri Lanka - 50th Anniversary - Rs 1000 coin
2000 Sri Lanka Navy - 50th Anniversary - Rs 1 coin - frosted coin
2001 Sri Lanka Air Force - 50th Anniversary - Rs 1 coin
2001 Colombo Plan - 50th Anniversary - Rs 2 coin
2008 Employees Provident Fund (EPF) - 50th Anniversary - Rs 1000 coin - Rs 2 coin
2011 - People's Bank 50th Anniversary - Rs 1000 coin
Last edited 2011-07-04 LakdivcCoins Collection website.