Sri Lanka Currency


The unit of currency is the Sri Lanka Rupee (LKR), which is divided into 100 cents. Major credit cards are widely accepted in major cities. ATMs are becoming more common, but outside the main cities they are unlikely to accept international cards. Credit cards should be used with caution due to the potential for fraud. Foreign currency can be exchanged at bureaux de change, banks and hotels. Banks are closed on Sundays.

Currency Exchange Rates

Sri Lanka LKR 100 LKR 1,000 LKR 10,000 LKR 100,000 LKR 1,000,000
Australia AUD 0.88 AUD 8.81 AUD 88.08 AUD 880.76 AUD 8,807.62
Canada CAD 0.87 CAD 8.67 CAD 86.73 CAD 867.31 CAD 8,673.11
Ireland EUR 0.60 EUR 6.02 EUR 60.16 EUR 601.57 EUR 6,015.68
New Zealand NZD 0.92 NZD 9.15 NZD 91.52 NZD 915.20 NZD 9,151.99
South Africa ZAR 9.58 ZAR 95.75 ZAR 957.53 ZAR 9,575.26 ZAR 95,752.57
United Kingdom GBP 0.50 GBP 5.04 GBP 50.36 GBP 503.64 GBP 5,036.39
United States of America USD 0.67 USD 6.73 USD 67.26 USD 672.59 USD 6,725.94

Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.

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