Can you use Indian rupees in Sri Lanka?
No, the official currency in Sri Lanka is the Sri Lankan rupee and you cannot use Indian rupees as these are two completely different currencies.
What is the symbol used for Sri Lankan currency?
The main symbols for the rupee are රු, ரூ, Rs- the currency code is LKR.
Are credit cards widely accepted in Sri Lanka?
Yes, most major credit cards are widely accepted in Sri Lanka.
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The Low Down on Sri Lankan Currency
Sri Lankan rupee
Central bank of Sri Lanka
රු, ரூ, Rs
|Currency sub unit:||
රු.20, රු.50, රු.100, රු.500, රු.1000, රු.5000
25, 50 cents, රු.1, රු.2, රු.5, රු.10
The official currency of Sri Lanka is the rupee - abbreviated to LKR, with 1 rupee being divided into 100 cents.
The rupee is issued by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and has been the official currency in Sri Lanka since 1872.
Prior to the use of the rupee, Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) used the British pound as its currency.
The most commonly used bills for the rupee are the 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000 and 5000 notes.
What to spend your rupee on**:
Street food meal
A cup of coffee
1 kg of tomatoes
½ day at Elephant Freedom Project
A 1 km taxi ride
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Excellent service all round - especially having my order delivered to the door. My only reason for removing one star was that I had ordered my delivery for August 8 and it arrived yesterday, August 6. Purely by chance, I was at home and, luckily, able to receive it. I guess that is more to do with the vagaries of Australia Post services, but shouldn't complain about them being so efficient, should I? Thank you all concernedTina
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Excellent service.ordered and paid…
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Wa bit cumbersome having to put in all…
Wa bit cumbersome having to put in all the BPay details but the funds were in my foreign currency account within 2 hours.John Francis Palamara
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Very simple easy to follow on-line process. The in store receival process was equally fuss free - simple and quick. I use Travelex regularly and this most recent transaction went the same way as those before it. I recomend it for those short of time and in need of something simple and that works.John Kril
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I ordered my currency on line and the…
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