Currency of Sri Lanka is Sri Lankan Rupee. One Sri Lankan Rupee consists of 100 cents. Coins come in the denomination 5, 10, 25 and 50 cents and Rs. 1, 2, 5 and 10. The higher value denominations are found as notes, namely Rs.10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000.
Travelers Cheques and foreign currency can be exchanged at various
commercial banks and hotels. Banks charge a 0.5% handling fee and a
commission, which varies from bank to bank, while encashing Travelers
Cheques. The use and acceptance of credit cards is widespread. While
visiting a remote area it is advisable to arrange for an alternative mode
of payment apart from credit card.
The approximate value of Sri Lankan money vis-à-vis major
currencies of the world is given below.