- 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.
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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