Live Sri Lankan Rupee Exchange Rates
LKR Interbank Rate ₹0.4001
LKR Buying Rate ₹0.4821
LKR Selling Rate ₹0.38
LKR Remittance Rate
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Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)

The Sri Lankan Rupee is the currency of Sri Lanka. The currency code for Rupees is LKR, and the currency symbol is Rs. SLRs. is occasionally used to distinguish it from other currencies also called rupee. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka issues LKR. It is divided into 100 cents. The most popular Sri Lanka Rupee exchange rate is the USD to LKR rate.

Currency Facts

LKR Stats LKR Profile
Name : Sri Lankan Rupee Central Bank : Central Bank of Sri Lanka 
Website: http://www.cbsl.gov.lk
Symbol : Rs CoinsFreq Used : 25¢, 50¢, 1LKR, 2LKR, 5LKR, 10LKR
Minor Unit : 1/100 = CentBanknotes : Freq Used : Rs10, Rs20, Rs50, Rs100, Rs500, Rs1000, Rs2000, Rs5000
Top LKR Conversion: USD/LKRUsers : Sri Lanka

History of Sri Lankan Rupee

Until 1825, Ceylonese rixdollar was the currency of Sri Lanka (called Ceylon back then). The British pound became Ceylon's official money of account in 1825, and British silver coin was made legal tender. The rixdollar notes were replaced by treasury notes denominated in pounds which were issued in 1827. Rixdollar notes not presented for exchange were demonetized in June 1831.

However, in 1836, Ceylon reverted to the Indian Currency area. The Indian rupee was made Ceylon's standard coin on 26 September of that year. Pound-denominated treasury notes continued to circulate after 1836, along with the rupee. The legal currency remained British silver and accounts were kept in pounds, shillings, and pence. However, payments were made in rupees and annas for a while.

The Bank of Ceylon was the first private bank to issue banknotes on the island (1844) and Treasury notes were withdrawn in 1856. The Indian rupee was formally established as the legal tender 18 June 1869. On 1 January 1872, rupee of 100 cents became Ceylon's money of account and sole legal tender replacing British currency.

Sri Lankan Rupee Currency Converter

LKR to INR Converter

This is the rate that will apply when you sell Sri Lankan Rupee currency on BookMyForex.com. The amount of INR (Indian Rupees) you'll recieve will be as shown below

LKR INR Current Rate:

Conversion is calculated using the highest LKR-INR Selling rate across India. To see the most accurate rate select the city in the drop down above

INR to LKR Converter

This is the rate that will apply when you buy Sri Lankan Rupee currency on BookMyForex.com. The amount of INR (Indian Rupees) you'll recieve will be as shown below

INR LKR Current Rate:

Conversion is calculated using the highest LKR-INR Buying rate across India. To see the most accurate rate select the city in the drop down above

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